Hollywood in Austria's Mountains - Avalanche Drama Film Follows Current Avalanche Danger

More+Events ♦ Published: January 18, 2019; 20:19 ♦ (Vindobona)

In Tyrol, a Hollywood drama about a married couple whose perfectly believed family life gets completely out of balance when they barely escape an avalanche is currently in the making. Austrian film funding supports the production of "Downhill" with Will Farell and Julia Louis-Dreyfus. With a shooting time of 8 weeks, an added value of 7 million Euros and 10,000 overnight stays is expected.

Tyrolean Alps as scenery for Hollywood stars and Oscar winners / Picture: © Wikimedia Commons / 4000er [Public Domain]

Directed by Nat Faxon and Jim Rash (screenplay Oscar for "The Descendants" with George Clooney, 2012), the remake of the successful Swedish film "Force Majeur" is currently being shot in the Tyrolean communities of Fiss, Ischgl and Kaunertal.

The leading roles are played by US stars Will Ferrell and Julia Louis-Dreyfus.

"Our Alps are not only popular with locals and…