The Hollywood Reporter have exclusively reported that Kate Winslet is in negotiations with Fox 2000 to star alongside Idris Elba in their adaptation of the Charles Martin book The Mountain Between Us.
The Mountain Between Us tells the story of a woman, engaged to be married, and a surgeon who charter a plane to get them home after inclement weather delays their flight. When the plane crashes in a snowy wilderness, the two must work together to survive.
Hany Abu-Assad (Omar/The Idol) is directing the film, working on the most recent draft of the script penned by Chris Weitz, with Chernin Entertainment’s Peter Chernin and Jenno Topping serving as Producers and the studio aiming to start production at December in British Columbia. Kate Winslet’s recent credits include Steve Jobs and Triple 9 and Idris Elba’s recent credits include Zootopia (or Zootropolis) and The Jungle Book.
While I’ve never heard of the book before, the premise idea of the story as well as casting the talents of Elba and potentially Winslet in these roles make me curious about the project.