Ewan McGregor, Outlander‘s Sam Heughan and Mark Sturdy have been set to star in Everest, an journey thriller to be directed by Doug Liman from a script from Oscar-nominated Up within the Air scribe Sheldon Turner. The simply introduced pic is ready to begin taking pictures within the UK and Italy in January 22. HanWay Movies will rep worldwide gross sales and distribution starting on the upcoming Cannes Digital Market. UTA Impartial Movie Group will deal with the U.S. sale.
Impressed by Jeffrey Archer’s novel Paths of Glory, the story is ready in 1921 and facilities on the real-life George Mallory (McGregor) who’s picked by Arthur Hinks (Sturdy) of the Royal Geographic Society to scale the beforehand unconquerable Mt Everest. Following World Conflict I, the fading British empire is determined for a victory, however for Mallory and his rival, the eccentric Aussie George Finch (Heughan), the problem has nothing to do with patriotism, as an alternative it’s a singular take a look at of self.
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Mallory’s real-life journey led to thriller – he died throughout this third expedition to summit Everest, and it’s unknown whether or not he ever made it to the highest.
Jennifer Klein and Liman, the latter a climbing aficionado, are producing the pic. The cinematographer can be Martin Ruhe (Midnight Sky, The American), Oliver Scholl (Venom, Spiderman: Homecoming) can be manufacturing designer and music can be by T Bone Burnett (Loopy Coronary heart, Chilly Mountain, True Detective).
This has been a long-time ardour mission for Liman. It was as soon as arrange with Sony and has had curiosity from a lot of A-list actors through the years. In fact, Baltasar Kormakur made his personal Everest film for Working Title in 2015.
“We are thrilled to be working with HanWay Films in telling this important and timeless story,” Klein stated. “Bringing Everest to screen is more relevant now than ever. In this period of uncertainty, a story of true determination, passion and positivity can help remind us of what we can overcome.”
Added HanWay Movies managing dirctor Gabrielle Stewart: “Liman and McGregor are passionate adventurers both in life and filmmaking, and this film asks one of the great unresolved questions of the Everest story: was Mallory the first to make it to the top 30 years before Hillary? It would not surprise me if in the wake of this film, and as we approach the centenary of Mallory’s life-taking climb, this great mystery would lead us to one of great discovery.”
McGregor is represented by UTA, Narrative and Sloane Supply Weber & Dern; Heughan is represented by UTA, United Brokers, Viewpoint and Hansen, Jacobson, Teller, Hoberman, Newman, Warren, Richman, Rush, Kaller & Gellman. Sturdy is represented by WME. Archer is represented by Joel Gotler and Robert Benun.