Force Majeure Remake

Julia Louis-Dreyfus Eyes American Force Majeure Remake

Although she’ll first be back in the White House with her hit series “Veep” returning to HBO for a fourth season starting April 12 (alongside the season premieres of both “Game of Thrones” and “Silicon Valley”), Julia Louis-Dreyfus is, according to a story today at The Hollywood Reporter, now eyeing a leading role in Fox Searchlight’s remake of the recent critically-acclaimed Swedish film Force Majeure.

Written and directed by Ruben Östlund, the original Force Majeure took home the Jury Prize in Un Certain Regard after its premiere at Cannes, offering a darkly comic psychodrama that focuses on the aftermath of one man’s act of cowardice towards his family after a seemingly disastrous event.

Louis-Dreyfus, who is expected to also produce the new version of the story, recently took a big screen turn for the dramatic in writer and director Nicole Holofcener’s Enough Said. That film earned the “Seinfeld” star a Golden Globe nomination and tragically marked one of the final performances from the late James Gandolfini.

You can check out a trailer for the original version of the film in the player below, courtesy of American distributor Magnolia Pictures, and check back for updates on the status of the remake as they become available.

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