Ferrell will play the dad who jeopardizes his marriage after cowardly running away from a mini avalanche while on a skiing vacation. While the original Swedish film was a relatively low-key comedy/drama, we're expecting broader comedy from the former "SNL" star.
But we bet they're keeping all those tooth-brushing scenes.
Oscar winners Nat Faxon and Jim Rash ("The Descendants") will direct. Shooting is set for Austria in early 2019.
“'Downhill' is a tale of bad judgment and moral weakness, so how fitting that Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Will Ferrell embody those values. Nat Faxon and Jim Rash, of course, are more than qualified to capture the fallout,” producer Anthony Bregman told Deadline.