When talking about disaster or survivalist movies, there’s a fine line between hokey and gripping. A big part of what can swing that is the magnetism that your leads can bring to the roles. Think Dwayne Johnson in San Andreas. Judging by the trailer, new film The Mountain Between Us will have that magnetism in spades, as the movie pairs two stellar actors together: Kate Winslet and Idris Elba.
Winslet plays journalist Alex Martin and Elba plays doctor Ben Bass, who end up chartering a plane together after their scheduled flights are tied up. Since this is a disaster movie, the plane goes down in the mountains and the two are stranded together. The trailer shows them learning to combine their skillsets in order to survive in the frigid cold. If nothing else, it will be a treat to watch the two act together.
The Mountain Between Us is directed by Hany Abu-Assad and is based on the book of the same name by Charles Martin. The film heads to theaters on October 20.