Los Angeles, February 11:  Idris Elba is in negotiations for “The Mountain Between Us”, Fox 2000’s long-gestating adaptation of the Charles Martin’s best-selling novel. The “Beasts of No Nation” star will star in the romantic drama that once saw Charlie Hunnam and Rosamund Pike attached as a pair who fall in love while stranded in the wilderness after a plane crash, said the Hollywood Reporter.Also Read - Idris Elba And Wife 'Still Feeling Effects of Global Pandemic', Share COVID-19 'Asymptomatic' Update

But that pair fell out, and then Chris Weitz was brought in to do a rewrite and get the film in shape for an early summer shoot somewhere in the Southern Hemisphere, where it will be winter.(ALSO READ: Idris Elba, David Oyelowo part of Queen’s New Year Honours list). Also Read - Idris Elba Slams Claims That he Was Paid to Say he is COVID-19 Positive

The studio will move quickly to cast its female lead opposite Elba. Hany Abu-Assad (Paradise Now) is directing the film, which is being produced by Chernin Entertainment. Peter Chernin and Jenno Topping are producing the project, with Fox 2000’s Marisa Paiva overseeing it. J Mills Goodloe and Scott Frank wrote earlier drafts of the screenplay. Also Read - Idris Elba's Wife Sabrina Elba Has Coronavirus, She Says 'It's Not Surprising'