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Michael Fassbender Set to Climb 'The Mountain Between Us' at Fox

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March 14, 2012
Source: Variety

Michael Fassbender / Mountain Between Us

After getting snubbed this year at the Oscars for his performance in Shame (which didn't get a deserved Best Picture nomination either), thankfully Michael Fassbender didn't decide to walk away from show business. After starring in a few films in 2011, it looks like the actor is keeping quite busy again. Not only does Prometheus hit theaters this summer, but there's an X-Men: First Class sequel in the works and The Counselor which will reunite him with director Ridley Scott. Now Variety has word that Fassbender is sticking with 20th Century Fox by being in talks to star in The Mountain Between Us, a new drama.

Gerardo Naranjo, the director of Miss Bala (a film that made our 19 Best Movies You Didn't See in 2011), is behind the film, which is an adaptation of Charles Martin's novel of the same name. J. Mills Goodloe adapted the story which follows two strangers who survive a plane crash in the Colorado woods and are forced to rely on one another for survival, eventually falling in love. Fassbender plays the lead role of Ben Trace, a doctor and avid climber who uses his skills to transport an injured writer named Ashley down a mountain in harsh weather. After The Grey, a film that deserved a fall release, I'm in the mood for more man vs. nature thrillers, especially with Fassbender braving the winter. It's also unlike anything the actor has done so far, and I'm glad he's keeping the variety in projects going strong.

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