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Ewan McGregor, Sam Heughan and Mark Strong to star in 'Everest'

By Rachelle  /  18 Jun 2021 (Friday)

Ewan McGregor, Sam Heughan and Mark Strong have been set to star in Everest, an adventure thriller to be directed by Doug Liman from a script from Oscar-nominated screenwriter Sheldon Turner!

Inspired by Jeffrey Archer’s novel Paths of Glory, the story is set in 1921 and centers on the real-life George Mallory (McGregor), who is picked by Arthur Hinks (Strong) of the Royal Geographic Society to scale the previously unconquerable Mount Everest. Following World War I, the fading British empire is desperate for a victory, but for Mallory and his rival, the eccentric Aussie George Finch (Heughan), the challenge has nothing to do with patriotism, instead it is a singular test of self.

Producer and climbing afficionado Jennifer Klein said:

We are thrilled to be working with HanWay Films in telling this important and timeless story.

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.

McGregor is currently promoting his latest film, crime thriller The Birthday Cake. His Star Wars limited series Obi-Wan Kenobi is currently in production and will premiere on Disney+ in 2022.

Heughan, most known for his leading role as Jamie Fraser in the historical drama series Outlander, has also starred in films such as The Spy Who Dumped Me, Bloodshot and more recently, SAS: Red Notice.
Strong can currently be seen in the crime comedy film Disney's Cruella, with films such as Robin Hood, Zero Dark Thirty, Kingsman: The Secret Service, Shazam! and 1917 under his belt.

The film is set to start shooting January 22 in the UK and Italy. 
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