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Sacrilege or salient? Faxon and Rash tell No Film School how (and why) they made an adaptation of Sweden’s massive hit, Force Majeure.


Where did the idea come from to remake Swedish director Ruben Östlund’s 2014 iconic film Force Majeure? It all started with Julia Louis-Dreyfus and screenwriter/producer Jesse Armstrong…and the understanding from directing partners Nat Faxon and Jim Rash (Community, The Descendants) that working with Dreyfuss on a remake would be freaking cool. “We were, like Dreyfuss and Armstrong, all fans of Force Majeure,” explained Rash to No Film School at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival. “We started to discuss the possibilities of how you create your version of that, and what the study of characters would be of Americans in Austria.”

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Source: No Film School