You’d think it would be a little late to add new cast members to Everest as it started shooting over a month ago, but Deadline reports that a couple of latecomers have signed on, with Sam Worthington and Robin Wright joining the movie.
They’ll star alongside the previously cast Josh Brolin, Jake Gyllenhaal, John Hawkes, Jason Clarke and Emily Watson.
The film’s synopsis states, ‘Inspired by the incredible events surrounding a treacherous attempt to reach the summit of the world’s highest mountain, EVEREST documents the awe-inspiring journey of two different expeditions challenged beyond their limits by one of the fiercest snowstorms ever encountered by mankind. Their mettle tested by the harshest of elements found on the planet, the climbers will face nearly impossible obstacles as a lifelong obsession becomes a breathtaking struggle for survival.’
Sam Worthington is playing New Zealand adventurer Guy Cotter, while Robin Wright is Peach, the wife of Beck Weathers (Josh Brolin).
Baltasar Kormákur (2 Guns, Contraband) is directing from a script by William Nicholson (Les Miserables, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom). Filming is currently taking place as and Everest base camp in Nepal, and will movie onto the Italian Dolomites and Cinecitta Studios in Rome, as well as Pinewood Studios in the UK.