Interview: 'Downhill' Movie Directors Jim Rash and Nat Faxon Feared Avalanches During Production

Downhill Directors Nat Faxon Jim Rash

Will Ferrell and Julia Louis-Dreyfus star in DOWNHILL, a black comedy about a marriage collapsing while on a ski vacation. We're talking to directors Jim Rash and Nat Faxon about shooting in the Austrian Alps and living with the danger of an actual avalanche during filming among other details about the production. Watch below. 

DOWNHILL is a remake of the 2014 Swedish film, FORCE MAJEURE. A happy couple's skiing vacation is interrupted by an avalanche that sends Ferrell's Pete running without his family. The event changes how his wife Billie (Dreyfus) and their children look at Pete.  

Shot in the Austrian Alps, the directors didn't mind playing in the snow and cold weather even though their production was often halted because of severe weather or threats of an avalanche. We go behind the scenes and find out how they shot on the slopes, and why they often had to reign in Ferrell and Dreyfus on set. 

DOWNHILL is in movie theaters February 14. 

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