Fans didn’t tune into Frasier or Downton Abbey for any high-flying action. But two of the lead actors from those shows want to prove their range. Kelsey Grammer, who played Frasier Crane, and Phyllis Logan, who was Mrs. Hughes in the historical drama, will star in a new disaster movie set aboard an airline trapped at the bottom of the ocean.
No Way Up, which producers called a “rollercoaster combination of disaster movie and survival thriller,” starts filming next year. Kelsey Grammer and Phyllis Logan’s characters will have to find a way to survive after the plane they’re on crashes into the ocean, The Hollywood Reporter said. Some of the passengers and crew survive the crash and have an air pocket to keep them alive under the sea. But the jetliner now teeters on the edge of a ravine, and it could slide off into the abyss at any moment. Grammer and Logan’s characters must learn to work together to stay alive.
Producers tapped Claudio Fäh to direct No Way Up.
“No Way Up is a gripping story of survival in the extreme,” Fäh told THR. “A rollercoaster ride filled with suspense and thrills, with a group of wonderfully crafted characters who are driving this story, overcoming seemingly insurmountable obstacles. To bring them to life with a cast of this caliber is a wonderful opportunity.”
Producers didn’t speculate on a release date for the movie.
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Recently, Kelsey Grammer gave fans some hints on Frasier Crane’s new life.
“He’s going to move,” Grammer told Fox News. “He’s going to end up in a different place in the end… and he’s going to start what he thinks is one life and it turns into another. I think of him as George Bailey now from ‘It’s a Wonderful Life‘ He’s about to go travel the world.
“He wants to go see the world and something happens … that pulls him back and he has to live a completely different life than the way he planned. But as a result, he ends up with love and emotional riches, and just a life that is so extraordinary.”
The biggest question for fans, though, is if the Emmy award-winning cast will also return. They haven’t signed on yet, but Kelsey Grammer is hopeful.
“I think they’re a little bit nervous about it, but I think they’re also really willing,” Grammer told Fox News. “I think they’re really interested in seeing where we’re going to go. … One of them or two might say, ‘Oh my God no, we can’t. We just can’t.’ But I don’t think so. I think they’ll see the wisdom of giving it a try.”