Variety is reporting that a major motion picture about the life of George Mallory has gotten the green light to go into production, with some big names already attached to the project.
According to the story, Julia Roberts will be producing the film, with Shekhar Kapur taking on the director duties. Kapur is best known for helming The Four Feathers and Elizabeth: The Golden Age. His experience with period pieces will no doubt serve him well in the production of this new film, which is tentatively titled Mallory.
While not a lot is known about the script as of yet, Variety does say the film will deal with Mallory’s home life while he worked diligently to plan his expedition to Everest. The film will explore how the legendary climber’s obsession with the mountain took its toll on his personal relationships and in particular his marriage.
It seems like this film has some great potential, but there hasn’t been any casting yet. Anyone have any suggestions on who should play Mallory? How about Irvine? Hmm…
Thanks to the Outside Blog for the tip on this one.
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