How Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Will Ferrell Made ‘Downhill’ at a Working Ski Resort
It’s mid-February in the Austrian ski resort of Ischgl and one of the only families in town is patiently waiting for their turn to board the gondola. If you didn’t see the cameras and lights, you might not notice that two members of the family are Will Ferrell and Julia Louis-Dreyfus, casually blending into the line of skiers, which is composed of both hired extras and actual vacationers.
The vacationers aren’t having the delays, which happen when directors Jim Rash and Nat Faxon call “Cut!” and ask for another take. Nor are they impressed that a Hollywood film crew and a bunch of actors are trying to complete production on “Downhill,” a remake of Ruben Östlund’s 2015 Swedish dramedy “Force Majeure.”