Julia Louis-Dreyfus in Talks to Star In & Produce the Remake of Ruben Östlund’s ‘Force Majeure’
Although I usually tend to disfavor remaking a film within less than a year of the original’s release, it’s hard not to get on board with a new project for Julia Louis-Dreyfus. And hot off its international success, Ruben Östlund’s familial psychodrama, Force Majeure is now getting an American reworking, thanks to Fox Searchlight who’ve just picked up the rights to the film. Dreyfus is currently in talks to star and possibly produce the film, which tells the story of:
…a week in the life of a model Swedish family on a picture-perfect vacation who find themselves in disarray after a sudden avalanche occurs while dining at a mountain-side restaurant. We witness the moment when the awed crowd of patrons goes from admiring the majesty of nature to total panic, and in those brief moments, when Ebba’s responds by protecting her children, Tomas takes his phone and flees the scene. And although no one is physically hurt, the psychological lacerations cut deep, as their differing survival instincts cause a rift in the marriage and bring to the surface a world of questions about responsibility, loyalty, and the gender roles of marriage.
We’ll be keeping a close eye on this one as more details emerge, but in the meantime, check out our interview with Östlund HERE and watch Force Majeure on Netflix Instant now.