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Michael Fassbender climbs Fox's 'Mountain'
20th Century Fox drama helmed by Gerardo Naranjo
By Jeff Sneider, Justin Kroll
Based on the novel by Charles Martin, story follows two strangers who survive a plane crash in the Colorado woods and are forced to rely on one another for survival, eventually falling in love.
If a deal comes together Fassbender would play Ben Trace, a doctor and avid climber who uses his skills to transport an injured writer named Ashley down a mountain in harsh weather.
Scribe J. Mills Goodloe adapted the novel, and Peter Chernin, Dylan Clark and Jenno Topping will produce for Chernin Entertainment.
Naranjo, who previously directed the Mexican thriller "Miss Bala," will make his studio debut with "Mountain Between Us."
Fassbender is currently preparing to star in Ridley Scott's "The Counselor," and he's also scheduled to reunite with his "Shame" helmer Steve McQueen on the drama "Twelve Years a Slave," which Brad Pitt is producing through his Plan B banner. Fassbender, who's repped by CAA, will next appear in Scott's sci-fi epic "Prometheus," which 20th Century Fox opens June 8.