Sam Worthington and Robin Wright will join the cast of Universals mountain climbing disaster pic “Everest”.
The pair will join existing cast members Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, John Hawkes, Jake Gyllenhaal, Martin Henderson, Emily Watson and Thomas Wright.
Directed by Baltasar Kormakur, the film is based on the real-life events of 1996 when three separate climbing expeditions were hit by a sudden, deadly storm on the world’s tallest mountain.
Worthington will play Guy Cotter, an Everest expedition expert, and Wright will play Peach, the wife of mountain climber Beck Weather (Brolin).
Filming is currently underway in Nepal at the base of Everest. The film will also be shot at the Italian Dolomites and at Cinecitta Studios in Rome and Pinewood Studios in the UK
Universal will release the film on September 18, 2015.