Idris Elba and Kate Winslet star in upcoming survival adventure The Mountain Between Us. Watch the first film trailer.
Don’t you love with when your faves team up on new projects? The idea of Idris Elba and Kate Winslet sharing a screen together gives me tummy flutters, which is why I’m extremely happy about the first trailer from The Mountain Between Us.
The Mountain Between Us is coming this Fall from 20th Century Fox. Academy Award nominee Hany Abu-Assa directed the film, which is an adaptation of the 2010 novel by Charles Martin.
According to Goodreads, the book is a survival adventure that follows Ashley Knox (an attractive, successful writer) and Dr. Ben Payne on a charter flight from Salt Lake City to Denver. Unfortunately, during the trip, the pilot has a heart attack, causing the plane to crash into the High Uintas Wilderness, one of the largest, harshest, and most remote stretches of land in the U.S.:
Ben, who has broken ribs and Ashley, who suffers a terrible leg fracture, along with the pilot’s dog, are faced with an incredibly harrowing battle to survive. Fortunately, Ben is a medical professional and avid climber (and in a lucky break, has his gear from a climb earlier in the week). With little hope for rescue, he must nurse Ashley back to health and figure out how they are going to get off the mountain, where the temperature hovers in the teens. Meanwhile, Ashley soon realizes that the very private Ben has some serious emotional wounds to heal as well. He explains to Ashley that he is separated from his beloved wife, but in a long standing tradition, he faithfully records messages for her on his voice recorder reflecting on their love affair. As Ashley eavesdrops on Ben’s tender words to his estranged wife she comes to fear that when it comes to her own love story, she’s just settling. And what’s more: she begins to realize that the man she is really attracted to, the man she may love, is Ben.
As the days on the mountains become weeks, their survival become increasingly perilous. How will they make it out of the wilderness and if they do, how will this experience change them forever?
Judging from the new film trailer and synopsis (below), the film follows the book pretty closely, with Idris Elba as Dr. Ben Payne and Kate Winslet as Ashley Knox (a journalist):
What if your life depended on a stranger?
I CANNOT with how scary this is!
These are the sorts of action, suspense stories that keep a person up at night. And while I haven’t read the book, there’s reason to hope for an HEA, right?
The Mountain Between Us hits theaters everywhere October 20, 2017.
Stranded after a tragic plane crash, two strangers must forge a connection to survive the extreme elements of a remote snow covered mountain. When they realize help is not coming, they embark on a perilous journey across hundreds of miles of wilderness, pushing one another to endure and discovering strength they never knew possible. The film is directed by Academy Award nominee Hany Abu-Assad and stars Academy Award winner Kate Winslet and Golden Globe winner Idris Elba.