Rosamund Pike may well be on her way to a Best Actress Oscar nomination for her tremendous turn in this year’s Gone Girl, and now she’s already keen on lining up her next project. Variety reports the actress is in early talks to star in the survival love story drama The Mountain Between Us, which has Charlie Hunnam set as the male lead. The story revolves around a pair of strangers—a writer on the way to her wedding and a doctor heading home from a conference—who survive a plane crash in the mountains. Badly injured and alone, the two must find a way down the mountain, but since being stranded on a mountain with a good-looking stranger is one of nature’s most powerful aphrodisiacs, they begin to fall for each other.
Hit the jump for more, including casting for the directorial debut of Nebraska writer Bob Nelson.
Per Variety, Hany Abu-Assad (Omar) is set to direct The Mountain Between Us with a script by J. Mills Goodloe (The Best of Me) and Scott Frank (Minority Report). Michael Fassbender was previously attached to star in the project for a different director, but it appears that this is the iteration that will be moving forward at Fox 2000. Production won’t begin until late 2015 when the filmmakers can take advantage of the cold weather, which is convenient for Hunnam who will next shoot Guy Ritchie’s Knights of the Round Table, and also for Pike who is expecting a child early next year.
Additionally, Deadline reports that Clive Owen, Maria Bello, Jaeden Lieberher (St. Vincent), Patton Oswalt, Tim Blake Nelson, Robert Forster, Matthew Modine, and Stephen Tobolowsky are set to star in The Confirmation. The project marks the directorial debut of Oscar-nominated Nebraska scribe Bob Nelson and revolves around an 8-year-old who is forced to spend two days with his estranged father (Owen) when his mother (Bello) and step father (Modine) take off to a religious retreat.