Tom Hardy has taken the lead role in Doug Liman's Everest, Deadline reports. The Sony Pictures film will feature a script by Sheldon Turner, based on Jeffrey Archer's nonfiction book "Paths of Glory," officially described as follows:
This is the story of a man who loved two women, and one of them killed him.
Some people have dreams that are so outrageous that if they were to achieve them, their place in history would be guaranteed. Francis Drake, Robert Scott, Percy Fawcett, Charles Lindbergh, Amy Johnson, Sir Edmund Hillary and Neil Armstrong are among such individuals.
But what if one man had such a dream, and when he'd achieved it, there was no proof that he had fulfilled his ambition?
"Paths of Glory" is the story of such a man. But not until you've turned the last page of this extraordinary novel, will you be able to decide if George Mallory should be added to this list of legends, because if he were, another name would have to be removed.
Hardy, who recently starred in Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises and in John Hillcoat's Lawless, will take on the Mallory role with Jennifer Klein and Dave Bartis producing.