Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...

Fassbender May Climb A Mountain, Steal More Hearts, in Naranjo's 'Mountain Between Us'

by Sophia Savage
March 15, 2012 12:29 PM
1 Comment
  • |
Mia Wasikowska & Michael Fassbender in "Jane Eyre"
Mia Wasikowska & Michael Fassbender in "Jane Eyre"

Swoon alert.

Michael Fassbender is in talks to star in Gerardo Naranjo's "The Mountain Between Us," adapted by J. Mills Goodloe from Charles Martin's novel for 20th Century Fox. The story is about a man and a woman who survive a plane crash in the Colorado woods and fall in love as they rely on each other for survival. Fassbender's character is both a doctor and an experienced climber who is able to help his injured co-survivor down a mountain. The question is, which actress would we like to see Fassbender carry down the mountain?

Chernin Entertainment's Peter Chernin, Dylan Clark and Jenno Topping will produce. Naranjo's 2011 film "Miss Bala," Mexico's submission for the Oscar, earned upbeat reviews during its festival run, which included Cannes and Toronto, and its release last January.

In addition to starring in Ridley Scott's "Prometheus" (June 8), Fassbender is set to star in the director's "The Counselor." But first, he's reteaming with "Shame" and "Hunger" director Steve McQueen for "Twelve Years a Slave" (Brad Pitt is joining them and will produce through Plan B.) Who needs an Oscar nomination when you've already got the pick of the best projects?

1 Comment

  • Kate | March 15, 2012 2:20 PMReply

    "The question is, which actress would we like to see Fassbender carry down the mountain?"

    Please, please cast someone in the late 20s to late 30s range. Much as I adored Jane Eyre, he reallys needs a female costar with some maturity.

Free Indie Movies and Documentaries    

Email Updates

Most "Liked"

  • Oscar Predicts Chart 2014Oscar Predictions 2015 UPDATE
  • Participant Joins DreamWorks' Spielberg ...
  • Ben Kingsley's Tightrope with Mythology, ...
  • 'Birdman' Debuts at Venice to Rave Reviews: ...
  • Jake Gyllenhaal's 'Nightcrawler' Will ...
  • Sophia Loren to Receive Career-Honoring ...
  • Drafthouse and Participant Media Pick ...
  • Lake Bell Directs Again
  • TIFF WATCH: Jean Dujardin Is the French ...
  • Rory Kennedy Doc 'Last Days in Vietnam' ...