Rosamund Pike Joining Charlie Hunnam in 'Mountains Between Us'
With Gone Girl making a big splash at the box office and having some staying power over the past month and a half, it's time for Rosamund Pike to lock down her next project. Variety reports the star of Jack Reacher and The World's End is now in early talks to star in The Mountain Between Us, an adaptation of Charles Martin's book of the same name name set up at Fox 2000 & Chernin Entertainment. Previously Margot Robbie (The Wolf of Wall Street) was going to star in the film with Pacific Rim's Charlie Hunnam, but she probably fell away since she's likely playing Harley Quinn in Suicide Squad at Warner Bros. next.
Ashley (Pike) is a writer catching a flight from Salt Lake City and heading East for her wedding. Ben (Hunnam) is a doctor returning from a medical conference. When their flight is cancelled, the strangers agree to charter a ride. But instead of a back-up ride, they get a disaster in the making as the pilot suffers a heart attack and the plane crashes into a desolate snowy mountain region. Ben breaks his ribs and Ashley suffers a leg fracture. Fortunately, aside from a doctor he’s an avid climber, and a romance sparks as the two try to survive in the harsh face of nature.
Paradise Now director Hany Abu-Assad will be at the helm of the film, scripted by J. Mills Goodloe and Scott Frank. The film won't start shooting until late 2015 since Charlie Hunnam begins shooting Knights of the Round Table with Guy Ritchie early next year. It also works well for Pike since the actress is currently expecting a baby early in 2015. After her turn in Gone Girl, there's no doubt that Pike probably has the choosing of any role she wants, so this script must be pretty damn good to grab her attention as the first project to follow the David Fincher thriller.