CS Video: Will Ferrell, Julia Louis-Dreyfus & Downhill cast talk comedy-drama film
ComingSoon.net had the opportunity to sit down with the cast and filmmakers of Downhill, including Will Ferrell, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Zach Woods, Zoe Chao, and writers and directors Nat Faxon and Jim Rash, to chat about the comedy-drama film which opens in theaters this Friday. You can check out the interviews now in the player below!
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Based on the 2014 Swedish dramedy Force Majeure, Downhill will follow the story of how a narrow avalanche escape during a ski vacation in the Alps throws a seemingly picture-perfect family into disarray as they are forced to reevaluate life, and how they truly feel about each other. The film was penned by Jesse Armstrong.
The film stars Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep), Will Ferrell (Holmes & Watson), Miranda Otto (Chilling Adventures of Sabrina), Zach Woods (Silicon Valley), Zoë Chao (Strangers), Julian Grey (Godless), Ammon Jacob Ford (9-1-1) and Kristofer Hivju (Game of Thrones).
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.
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Downhill is produced by Louis-Dreyfus, Likely Story’s Anthony Bregman and Stefanie Azpiazu (Private Life, Enough Said), with Ruben Östlund (Force Majeure) and Erik Hemmendorff (The Square) serving as executive producers.
Behind the camera, Nat Faxon and Jim Rash will be reteaming to direct the American remake. Their directorial debut was the 2013 teen dramedy The Way, Way Back, which earned rave reviews from critics and audiences. The two also scripted the 2011 George Clooney-starring dramedy The Descendants, which earned them an Oscar nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay.