In 2014, Ruben Östlund’s Force Majeure made waves as a foreign comedy, deservedly getting awards nominations and wins when foreign comedies so rarely get into such consideration.
Fox Searchlight has a remake of Östlund’s masterpiece in the works and has lined-up an impressive cast and directing duo. Still, a combination of Ferrell, Louis-Dreyfus, Faxon, and Rash makes a little curious as to how much this remake, now titled Downhill, will resemble the European original or be a much more broad comedy. Perhaps, the Oscar winning pedigree of Nat Faxon and Jim Rash from The Descendants will come through here.
We’ll just have to wait and see.
In the meantime, please enjoy the trailer for Force Majeure here (and then go see it however you can).