Blake Lively Might Edge Out Scarlett Johansen As Hollywood’s Blonde Bombshell

Blake Lively and Scarlett Johansson have been pitted against each other in the final round of casting for Alfonso Cuaron’s newest project Gravity. Angelina Jolie was originally attached to the project when it was at Universal Pictures, but now that Warner Brothers has acquired the film, the plan is to cast a younger, blonde bombshell (who will take a smaller salary).

Cue Hollywood’s two top blondes. Both Scarlet and Blake have been called in to screen test for the role of a woman who is the last surviving astronaut of a space mission and must fight her way back to Earth to her daughter (not sure I buy these young women having kids yet, but whatever…). While Scarlett remains an established Hollywood force, Blake’s star is definitely on the rise. Blake (pictured strolling with BF Penn Badgley in NYC yesterday) also has a major leg up when it comes to Warner Brothers: the studio is reportedly thrilled with her work in The Town and also cast her in The Green Lantern.

What do you think: Blake or ScarJo?