Ewan McGregor, Sam Heughan and Mark Strong have all joined the cast of Doug Liman’s upcoming project ‘Everest.’

The film, based on George Mallory’s attempts to summit the mountain, is set in 1921, just after the first World War, George Mallory (McGregor) is tasked with the challenge to scale Mount Everest. Mallory finds himself going up against his rival, George Finch, in a test to see who is going to reach the summit first.

Strong will take on the role of Arthur Hinks while Heughan will play George Finch.

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HanWay Films’ Gabrielle Stewart stated, “Liman and McGregor are passionate adventurers both in life and filmmaking, and this film asks one of the great unresolved questions of the Everest story: was Mallory the first to make it to the top 30 years before Hillary? It would not surprise me if in the wake of this film, and as we approach the centenary of Mallory’s life-taking climb, this great mystery would lead us to one of great discovery.”

Filming is set to begin in early 2022.

Liman’s latest film ‘Chaos Walking’ starring Tom Holland and Daisy Ridley can currently be seen on Amazon Prime. He is also attached to the Tom Cruise project set on the International Space Station.