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Tuesday February 7, 2012

Director Gerardo Naranjo in Talks for Film Adaptation of ‘The Mountain Between Us’

Director Gerardo Naranjo in Talks for Film Adaptation of ‘The Mountain Between Us’

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Gerardo Naranjo is said to be in negotiations to direct the film adaptation of Charles Martin’s The Mountain Between Us, according to Deadline.

Naranjo’s Miss Bala was recently submitted for contention for Mexico’s Best Foreign Language Film Oscar. The movie is about a teen girl who heads to Tijuana to compete in the Miss Baja California beauty pageant, but ends up an innocent victim caught up in Mexico’s drug war.

The Mountain Between Us however, is about a man and woman whose flight is canceled and as strangers agree to charter a plane. During the flight, the pilot suffers a heart attack, and the plane crashes onto a snowy mountain. The man, Ben the doctor, and the woman, Ashley the writer, who is about to get married, then begin a journey of both survival and love.

Deadline has reported that 20th Century Fox and Chernin Entertainment are negotiating with the director.

The novel was adapted to a film script by J. Mills Goodloe.