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Julia Louis-Dreyfus Circling ‘Force Majeure’ Remake; Who Should Play the Male Lead?

Julia Louis-Dreyfus Circling 'Force Majeure' Remake; Who Should Play the Male Lead?

THR reports that Julia Louis-Dreyfus is in talks to star in Fox Searchlight’s remake of “Force Majeure,” the hilarious and critically adored comedy directed by Ruben Ostlund. 

This film about a family vacationing in the French Alps, whose lives take a turn for the comically dysfunctional after an avalanche, won Cannes’ Un Certain Regard jury prize in 2014, picked up a Golden Globe nomination and was shortlisted for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar. Magnolia opened the film last Fall to rave reviews, and it’s now streaming on Netflix.

READ MORE: Ruben Ostlund on Directing “Force Majeure”

THR’s sources say the multi-Emmy-winning “Veep” star is also attached to produce the project. She will presumably play Ebba (Lisa Loven Kongsli, fabulous, in the original), a woman who slowly comes unhinged after her husband Tomas (Johannes Kuhnke) chickens out on her and their kids during the false-alarm force of nature that threatens them. There’s plenty of great scene-chewing, from public meltdowns to all-night benders that reveal her marriage’s dirtiest secrets.

Who should take on the role of man-baby Tomas? Someone traditionally masculine, strapping, who looks pathetic when crying. Personally, I could see Alec Baldwin, Jon Hamm, Jason Sudeikis or Ed Helms fitting the part.

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