Star-Studded Everest Film Re-Treks Fatal Expedition
The story of Christchurch mountaineer Rob Hall’s tragic 1996 Everest expedition in which he, a fellow guide, and two clients perished, is being made into a film by director Baltasar Kormakur, and will star Golden Globe winner Robin Wright and Sam Worthington.
In Everest, the Adventure Consultants group will be led by co-founder Hall (Jason Clarke), Mike Groom (Thomas M. Wright) and Andy Harris (New Zealander Martin Henderson).
Their clientele includes veteran climber Beck Weathers (Josh Brolin) – whose wife Peach will be played by Wright – Doug Hansen (John Hawkes), Stuart Hutchison (Demetri Goritsas), Yasuko Namba (Naoko Mori) and journalist Jon Krakauer (Michael Kelly), whose bestselling book Into Thin Air was a gripping account of the entire ordeal. Worthington will be playing New Zealander Guy Cotter, who ran Adventure Consultants with Hall, scaling Everest with him and Gary Ball in 1992.
According to Deadline, Everest is currently filming on location at the base of the great mountain in Nepal before moving onto studio shoots in Rome and the UK. It’s set for a September 2015 release.
Original article by Nick Venable, Cinema Blend, March 24, 2014.