In The Mountain Between Us Idris Elba and Kate Winslet play two strangers who forge a strong bond after a tragic plane crash leaves them stranded on a snow covered mountain. Though Elba (The Dark Tower, Mandela) has covered his share of genres as an actor, this project was a complete departure.

“It was  just intriguing to have someone like this character who has no sort of survival instincts if you like and suddenly is thrown into quite an extreme scenario,” said Elba .”And I really liked the writing of him. I haven’t done any romantic leads or anything like that. So this is quite a departure from the stuff I’ve done before.”

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The Mountain Between Us opens nationwide October 6.

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Posted by: Greg Srisavasdi