Josh Brolin and Jake Gyllenhaal may scale 'Everest'
Jake Gyllenhaal is among several actors in talks to star in the film. (Photo: Discovery Channel)
Clarke is being sought to play New Zealand climber Rob Hall, leader of one of the teams, while Gyllenhaal is set to play Scott Fischer, his opposite number with the other expedition. Brolin is in line to play a doctor named Beck Weathers, who is forced to spend a night on Everest, while Hawkes ("The Sessions") will be cast as a slow climber who causes his team to be late setting out on their journey up the peak.
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