September 4, 2014
Charlie Hunnam & Margot Robbie Considering Romantic Thriller THE MOUNTAINS BETWEEN US?
Where is all this love for British actor Charlie Hunnam (Sons of Anarchy, Green Street Hooligans, Pacific Rim, Crimson Peak) coming from? Deadline reports that the actor along with Australian actress Margot Robbie (Tarzan, Wolf of Wall Street) are in early talks to take lead roles in The Mountains Between Us. The film based on the novel by Charles Martin sounds actually compelling as a romantic thriller. It's director Hany Abu-Assad is best known for his film Paradise Now. Here is the synopsis via Deadline.
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.
Hunnam has been linked as the front-runner for the role of Arthur in Guy Ritchie's Knights of The Roundtable: King Arthur. He's also rumored as the top-pick to lead the Escape From New York reboot as the hard-nosed anti-hero Snake Plissken.
Margot Robbie is currently shooting Tarzan for Warner Bros., and it was revealed yesterday she's also in talks for the lead role in Rupert Sanders' Ghost In The Shell. Robbie is becoming a very busy lady, and it's unknown if she'll end-up taking either roles.