Everest

Baltasar Kormákur, best known, until now, for working with Mark Wahlberg on Contraband and 2 Guns, sets a new course for himself, tackling the story of a Mount Everest climbing expedition beset by a severe snow storm.

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click to enlarge Jake Gyllenhaal in 'Everest'
Jake Gyllenhaal in 'Everest'

Baltasar Kormákur, best known, until now, for working with Mark Wahlberg on Contraband and 2 Guns, sets a new course for himself, tackling the story of a Mount Everest climbing expedition beset by a severe snow storm. With a screenplay by William Nicholson (Gladiator and Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom) and Simon Beaufoy (Slumdog Millionaire and 127 Hours), along with a stellar cast including Jason Clarke, John Hawkes, Emily Watson, Keira Knightley, Josh Brolin and Jake Gyllenhaal, it is no surprise that Everest is being touted as a thrilling natural wonder and an elevation of Kormákur into rare air. (Opens wide Friday) PG-13) Not screened in time for review

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