First Trailer for 'Downhill' Remake of 'Force Majeure' with Will Ferrell

December 20, 2019
Source: YouTube

Downhill Trailer

"Every day is all we have." Fox Searchlight has unveiled the first trailer for the film Downhill, an English-language remake of the beloved dark comedy Force Majeure made by Ruben Östlund. Set at a ski resort in the Alps (filmed in Austria), the movie is about a family that narrowly escapes an avalanche. Everything is then thrown into disarray as they are forced to reevaluate their lives and how they feel about each other. This one is directed by Nat Faxon & Jim Rash (of The Way Way Back) and stars Will Ferrell & Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Also featuring Zach Woods, Zoë Chao, Miranda Otto, and Kristofer Hivju. I'm a big fan of Force Majeure and really do not think this remake is necessary, but at least it's with two great actors.

Here's the first official trailer for Nat Faxon & Jim Rash's Downhill, direct from FSL's YouTube:

Downhill Movie

Barely escaping an avalanche during a family ski vacation in the Alps, a married couple is thrown into disarray as they are forced to reevaluate their lives and how they feel about each other. Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Will Ferrell star in this biting comedy. Downhill is directed by veteran comedians / writers / filmmakers Nat Faxon & Jim Rash, both co-directors of the comedy The Way Way Back previously. The screenplay is by Jesse Armstrong, and Nat Faxon & Jim Rash. Adapted direct from Ruben Östlund's original screenplay Force Majeure. This premieres at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival in January. Fox Searchlight will release Faxon & Rash's Downhill in select theaters February 14th, 2020 in a few months. Any good?

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Wish I could see it. I love Julia-Louis Dreyfus as much as I abhor Will Ferrell.

kitano0 on Dec 20, 2019


It'll make for a good rental.

CShane on Dec 20, 2019


Even if it's not great, gotta see this one.

DAVIDPD on Dec 20, 2019


Despite the fact that Miranda Otto still looks good I see this remake as an atrocious attempt of unnecessary Americanizing a good film. What a waste ...

shiboleth on Dec 20, 2019


I really didn't like the original very much so I am probably still a pass on this too.

Whichhalfofthewit on Dec 20, 2019


I wasn't a big fan of the original as I don't think it really succeeding after the set up. Having said that, I thought this trailer was terrible. I can't stand Farrell and though Louis-Dreyfus can be funny on TV shows she's lacking here. Her double takes and the like were embarrassing and unbelievable. This looks terrible.

thespiritbo on Dec 22, 2019


I for one really liked the original, and find this American-version too unnecessary to watch. Östlund is an original voice, and I doubt this story will work as well without his vision (unique camera placing, and pacing). I like Will Ferrell and Louis-Dreyfus in some things, but they seem miscast here. I guess it's nice to see one of the actors from the original having a cameo, but eh, whatever.

Terry Craig on Dec 23, 2019

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