EXCLUSIVE: Sons Of Anarchy’s Charlie Hunnam and The Wolf Of Wall Street’s Margot Robbie are in talks to star for Paradise Now helmer Hany Abu-Assad in The Mountain Between Us for Fox 2000 and Chernin Entertainment. An adaptation of the Charles Martin book, the film is a harrowing tale of survival and a love story. Ashley is a writer catching a flight from Salt Lake City and heading East for her wedding. Ben is a doctor returning from a medical conference. When their flight is cancelled due to a broken de-icer, the strangers agree to charter a ride, only to see the pilot suffer a heart attack and crash into a desolate snowy mountain region. He breaks ribs and she suffers a leg fracture. Fortunately, aside from a doctor he’s an avid climber, and as he struggles to get her down from the mountain in harsh weather, she begins to realize that maybe she was headed to marry the wrong guy.
The film will be produced by Peter Chernin and Jenno Topping for Chernin Entertainment. The project’s scripters include J. Mills Goodloe and Scott Frank. Marisa Paiva is overseeing the project for Fox 2000.
Hunnam, whose seventh and final season as the leader of the Sons Of Anarchy gang is just getting underway on FX, separately was set by Warner Bros and director Guy Ritchie to play King Arthur in what is conceived as multiple movies about the Knights of the Round Table. Robbie is separately negotiating to play the female lead in the DreamWorks Japanese comic book adaptation The Ghost In The Shell. She just wrapped Focus opposite Will Smith.