Monday 22 January 2018

Brolin and Gyllenhaal for Everest?

Jake Gyllenhaal could be starring in the film about a trek on Everest
Jake Gyllenhaal could be starring in the film about a trek on Everest

Josh Brolin and Jake Gyllenhaal are reportedly in talks to climb aboard epic drama Everest.

Based on a true story, the film follows an ill-fated climb to the top of the world's highest peak in 1996.

Josh and Jake are at various stages of negotiations for the project, according to The Hollywood Reporter, along with The Sessions star John Hawkes and Zero Dark Thirty's Jason Clarke.

The film, directed by 2 Guns' Baltasar Kormakur will follow two expedition groups, whose treks were hit by massive storms, leaving eight people dead.

Jason would play Rob Hall, a New Zealander who is leading one of the expeditions. Christian Bale had previously been in talks for the role.

Josh is in talks to play Beck Weathers, a doctor who has to endure a night exposed to the elements.

Jake is in line to play Scott Fischer, the leader of another expedition, and John is negotiating the role of a slow climber from Seattle who delays his expedition.

Universal is in talks to co-finance and distribute the film.

Working Title is producing and shooting is set to take place in Iceland, Baltasar's homeland, in October.

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