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Friday
Jun102016

Elba and Winslet in "Mountain" Love

We just don't get enough romantic plane crash epics anymore. Or even actual romantic fireworks.

But here's a future screen coupling too hot to ignore: Kate Winslet will be joing Idris Elba in the disaster romance novel adaptation The Mountain Between Us. With their collective charisma, that's a tough pair to imagine not stirring some real screen passion. Is it too late to just retitle it They Have Lots of Sex Scenes on A Beach?

Mountain stars the two a strangers whose plane goes down in the mountains and they must battle broken bones and frigid cold as chances for rescue grow slim. So not as sexy as one would hope. The drama sounds less like a Swept Away trifle than it does The Revenant with kisses replacing the stabs. Hany Abu-Assad (twice Oscar nominated in Foreign Language for directing Omar and Paradise Now) is helming a script from Chris Weitz (About A Boy) so the unexpected team could deliver something unique.

Regardless, any gruesomeness should be alleviated by the two stars' combined powers. Let's not forget that Winslet knows her way around a romantic disaster film!

What's your favorite romantic disaster film?

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eeeeeeeeeeeaaahhhhhhh exciting news

June 10, 2016 | Registered CommenterNATHANIEL R

Great pairing, it's nice to see Kate Winslet with someone just as strong and dramatic.

Romantic disaster movies? I can't really think of one, "Dead Calm" is the only thing coming to mind for me.

June 10, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterLadyEdith

Does Gigli count.

June 10, 2016 | Unregistered Commentermark

Gawd-love that photo. Already thinking of them having sex on the beach.

Oh come on, with Kate right there, it's gotta be Titanic.

But one of my favs? TV movie with Julie Andrews and James Garner in a blizzard--can't even remember the name. I loved it because I loved them together, even though they were old(er) in it.

June 10, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterPam

Mark - it does lol

LadyEdith - you win just for bringing up DEAD CALM because it's not talked about enough. We'll just say the disaster is being lost as sea

June 10, 2016 | Registered CommenterChris Feil

Pam: The blizzard movie is One Special Night.

June 10, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterEdward L.

OMG can we please have a throwback write-up on DEAD CALM?!?! That little movie was amazing

June 10, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterDAVID

This is an AMAZING news!!!
We don't really have good disaster movies these days.
For older tragic values, I choose Van Heflin and Maureen Stapleton in Airport (I don't really recall this movie properly though)

June 10, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterCraver

I'm going to cheat and say My Favorite Wife, because it's best to keep the disaster offscreen.

June 10, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterPaul Outlaw

Favorite romantic disaster film? Hmmm, don't think there are many good films that fit that description!

Do infection outbreaks count?
If so, maybe Selena and Jim from 28 Days Later...

June 10, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAnonny

These two could make a toothpaste commercial together and I'd be here for it. I think they've been angling to work together because they were rumoured for another adaptation a few months back...

June 10, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterNikki

My favorite romantic disaster movie is Carroll Ballard's "The Black Stallion" (1979).
A storm at sea, a ship wreck, alone on a deserted island, getting to know and trust each other, a deep and abiding love.

June 10, 2016 | Unregistered Commenteradri

Kate Winslet and Idris Elba.... I will pay a shitload of money to see those two have some really steamy, unadulterated, raw sex!!!!!

June 10, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSteven

We won't get to see this until AT LEAST end of next year and I'm sad it'll take that long (and probably even longer). SIGH.

June 11, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterRyan T.

I thought they originally casted Rosamund Pike as the lead. I like Winslet but I would like to see Pike showcase again after Gone Girl.

June 11, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJija

Rosamund Pike is a better choice to me. Think Kristin Scott Thomas in The English Patient

June 13, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterManuel

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