Palisadian Talent Julia Louis-Dreyfus Stars in Winter Flick ‘Downhill’

By JENNIKA INGRAM

Reporter

Three years after surviving cancer, Huntington resident Julia Louis-Dreyfus joined up with Will Ferrell to star in a new dark comedy called “Downhill.”

The film is launching its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on January 26 followed by a U.S. opening in theaters on February 14.

It’s an English-language remake of the well-received 2014 Swedish comedy film “Force Majeure” by Ruben Östlund.

Louis-Dreyfus (“Seinfeld,” “Veep”) co-stars with Ferrell (“Saturday Night Live,” “Anchorman”) to play a married couple who take a ski trip in the Alps with their two children and “barely escape an avalanche.”

“Their lives are thrown into havoc as they are forced to re-examine their marriage and how they feel about each other,” IMDb reported.

Other feature cast members include Zach Woods, Zoë Chao and Miranda Otto.

“Downhill” is co-directed and written by Nat Faxon and Jim Rash. The duo received an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for “The Descendants.”

Jesse Armstrong (“Succession”) also wrote the screenplay.

The film, distributed by Fox Searchlight Pictures, is shorter than the original (two hours) with a run-time of one hour and 30 minutes. It’s rated R and listed as a comedy-drama.