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Billie (Julia Louis-Dreyfus), Pete (Will Ferrell), and their sons are on a balcony during an idyllic family ski vacation in the Alps when an avalanche suddenly strikes. While they all emerge physically unharmed, Pete’s actions during the avalanche reveal a side of him that leaves his family in a state of shock. The aftermath of this moment permeates the remainder of the trip, and the harder Pete tries to avoid the truth and gloss things over, the more Billie and her sons are forced to re-evaluate their lives and, more specifically, how they feel about Pete—as a husband, father, and man.

Inspired by the 2014 film Force Majeure by Swedish filmmaker Ruben Östlund, Downhill is fiercely observational of modern masculinity and human frailty. Co-directors and writers Nat Faxon and Jim Rash make Billie the heart of this relationship drama, and Louis-Dreyfus delivers a brilliant performance that captivates and delights in every searing, cringe-inducing scene. As wickedly funny as it is mercilessly truthful, Downhill is the story of a natural catastrophe that prompts a metaphorical landslide within a family.

YEAR 2019

CATEGORY Premieres


RUN TIME 85 min

COMPANY Fox Searchlight

WEBSITE http://www.foxsearchlight.com/

EMAIL natalie.beitashour@fox.com

PHONE (310) 369-5849


Executive Producers

Artist Bio

Nat Faxon

Nat Faxon is an actor, director, and Academy Award–winning writer with a long-standing presence across comedic and dramatic films and television series. Recent TV acting credits include Married, Euphoria, Catastrophe, The Guest Book, and Ben and Kate. In film, he has appeared in Yes Day, Father of the Year, Life of the Party, Operator, and Sex Tape, among others.

Jim Rash

Jim Rash is an actor, comedian, producer, screenwriter, and director. He is known for his role as Dean Craig Pelton on the NBC/Yahoo! sitcom Community, for which he was nominated for a Critics’ Choice Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series. He won an Academy Award and received a Golden Globe nomination for The Descendants