Ferrell, Dreyfus Lead “Force Majeure” Remake

Ferrell Dreyfuss Lead Force Majeure Remake

Comedy actors Will Ferrell and Julia Louis-Dreyfus are set to star in “Downhill,” the upcoming remake of Ruben Ostlund’s acclaimed 2014 Cannes prize-winning Swedish dramedy “Force Majeure” which is set up at Fox Searchlight.

Oscar-winners Nat Faxon and Jim Rash (“The Descendants,” “The Way Way Back”) have come on board to direct the biting comedy which chart how a narrow avalanche escape during a ski vacation in the Alps throws a seemingly picture-perfect family into disarray and forces them to re-evaluate how they truly feel about each other.

Jesse Armstrong (“Four Lions”) script adapted the script and both Dreyfus and Anthony Bregman will produce. Filming is due to get underway in Austria in early 2019 and casting is underway on supporting roles.

Source: Deadline