Ted Lasso star joins Ewan McGregor's new movie as it heads to Sky

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Photo credit: Jackson Lee - Getty Images
Photo credit: Jackson Lee - Getty Images

Ted Lasso star Juno Temple has joined the cast of Ewan McGregor's new movie Everest.

The adventure film, directed by Edge of Tomorrow's Doug Liman, has been picked up by Sky and will be available in cinemas and on Sky Cinema across the UK and Ireland in 2023.

Temple joins McGregor and the rest of the already announced cast members, Outlander's Sam Heughan and Kingsman's Mark Strong.

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Photo credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire/Press Association Images

McGregor stars as real-life mountaineer George Mallory, who is picked by the Royal Geographic Society's Arthur Hinks (Strong) to scale the previously unconquerable Mount Everest following World War I.

Juno will play Mallory's wife Ruth, who is left behind during his life-threatening attempts to scale the mountain. Heughan will star as Mallory's rival, Australian mountaineer George Finch.

The film's synopsis reads: "Climbing without oxygen, to heights not even planes can reach, Mallory's successive attempts to make the summit sees a challenge become an all-consuming obsession.

"It leads him to abandon his beloved wife and three children for months on end, give up his job, and push his body to the limits of human endurance. Everest becomes a very real monster for Mallory, his 45 degree climb to the peak is an inhuman mix of vertigo and nerve-shredding tension, requiring all of his fearlessness and audacity.

Photo credit: Jackson Lee - Getty Images
Photo credit: Jackson Lee - Getty Images

"It takes everything from him for reasons he can barely articulate: because it's grander than him, it's the last empty part of the map, and as he simply puts it – 'because it's there.'"

Everest is based on book Paths of Glory by Jeffrey Archer with Up in the Air's Sheldon Turner writing the script. Filming is set to begin in the UK and Italy in January.

In a statement, Julia Stuart, Director of Original Film at Sky, said: "With Doug Liman and his team at the helm and an all-star British cast including Ewan McGregor, Sam Heughan, Mark Strong and Juno Temple, Everest is a momentous title that will wow audiences in the UK & Ireland."

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