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Sam Heughan to star alongside Ewan McGregor in the movie Everest!

Outlander star Sam Heughan is ready to embark on a new project alongside stars like Ewan McGregor and Mark Strong!

Reported by Deadline a few hours ago, Ewan McGregorSam 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 scribe Sheldon Turner.

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Ewan McGregor, Sam Heughan and Mark Strong (Credit: Mega; AP)

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 Mt Everest. Following World War I, the fading British empire is desperate for a victory. 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. Mallory’s real-life journey ended in mystery. He died during this third expedition to summit Everest, and it’s unknown whether he ever made it to the top.

The just announced pic is set to start shooting in the UK and Italy in January 22.

“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.”

Jennifer Klein, producer of the movie Everest featuring Sam Heughan. Ewan McGregor and Mark Strong

“Liman and McGregor are passionate adventurers both in life and filmmaking. 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 wouldn’t 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.”

HanWay Films managing dirctor Gabrielle Stewart

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  1. Brian says:

    Have you seen the queues of people waiting to climb up Everest!! Hope they are really doing the climb or the film will just be another wantabe film. (don’t you need a license to call Everest even to visit Base Camp???

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