Briefly: Michael Fassbender has been a hot commodity of late, coming off star-turning performances in X-Men: First Class and most-recently a Golden Globe-nominated role in Shame, as well as several upcoming major roles.

Variety is now reporting that 20th Century Fox is eyeing Fassbender to star in the survival, romantic drama The Mountain Between Us. More info after the jump.

This according to Variety:

Based on the novel by Charles Martin, story follows two strangers who survive a plane crash in the Colorado woods and are forced to rely on one another for survival, eventually falling in love.

If a deal comes together Fassbender would play Ben Trace, a doctor and avid climber who uses his skills to transport an injured writer named Ashley down a mountain in harsh weather.

Miss Bala director Gerardo Naranjo is slated to helm the project, with is penned by J. Mills Goodlo. Are you excited to see Fassbender in this role?

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