Will Ferrell and Julia Louis-Dreyfus Will Lead Nat Faxon and Jim Rash’s ‘Force Majeure’ Remake

While Ruben Östlund reached newfound acclaim thanks to a Palme d’Or win for The Square, it was his prior film, Force Majeure, in which he landed on our radars. A rigorously assured exploration of the responsibility found in marriage, it’s deeply funny and smartly observed, with performances that rely on acute gestures and movements to convey things some films take an entire runtime to explore. It was inevitable an American remake would be in the works and after an initial announcement back in 2015, things are finally moving forward.

With Julia Louis-Dreyfus still attached, Will Ferrell has come on board the Fox Searchlight production, which is now titled Downhill, Deadline reports. The Oscar-winning duo of Nat Faxon and Jim Rash will direct the film as scripted by Jesse Armstrong (Four Lions), which “will chart how a narrow avalanche escape during a ski vacation in the Alps throws a seemingly
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