Actor Michael Fassbender is attached to star in The Mountain Between Us for 20th Century Fox and director Gerardo Naranjo (Miss Bala).

The romantic drama is adapted from Charles Martin's novel, which follows two strangers who survive a plane crash and depend on each other to survive in the harsh Colorado mountains, before falling for one another. Michael Fassbender will play Ben Trace, a doctor who uses his expert climbing skills to get Ashley, an injured writer, safely down the mountain. The role of Ashley has not been cast yet.

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Gerardo Naranjo will direct from a screenplay by J. Mills Goodloe (Maverick, Assassins), which is adapted from Charles Martin's novel. Peter Chernin is producing for Fox, alongside Dylan Clark and Jenno Topping. No production schedule was released for The Mountain Between Us.