I have to say I’m disappointed to hear that Charlie is no longer attached to this project. :\
Idris Elba is lacing up his parka for The Mountain Between Us, Fox 2000’s long-gestating adaptation of the Charles Martin best-selling novel.
The Beasts of No Nation star is in negotiations to star in the romantic drama that once saw Charlie Hunnam and Rosamund Pike attached as a pair who fall in love while stranded in the wilderness after a plane crash.
But that pair fell out, and then Chris Weitz was brought in to do a rewrite and get the film in shape for an early summer shoot somewhere in the Southern Hemisphere, where it will be winter. The studio will move quickly to cast its female lead opposite Elba.
Hany Abu-Assad (Paradise Now) is directing the film, which is being produced by Chernin Entertainment. Peter Chernin and Jenno Topping are producing the project, with Fox 2000’s Marisa Paiva overseeing it.
J. Mills Goodloe and Scott Frank wrote earlier drafts of the screenplay.