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.
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.