Tom Hiddleston's new movie gets exciting update

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Tom Hiddleston's next movie Tenzing has been acquired by Apple Original Films.

Variety reports that a distribution deal was struck at the Cannes Film Festival while further casting on the real-life drama gets underway.

Much like last year's Napoleon and Killers of the Flower Moon, this means that the project will likely be released on the big screen before eventually landing on the Apple TV+ streaming service.

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An official logline for Tenzing reads: "Tibetan born Tenzing Norgay, alongside New Zealand mountaineer Edmund Hillary, both outsiders on a British Expedition, defied insurmountable odds to achieve what was once thought impossible, reaching the summit of the world's tallest mountain, Mount Everest.

"After six previous attempts, Tenzing risked everything for one final venture. He had to navigate treacherous politics and perilous weather as he embarked on the most significant climb of his life.

"Through it all, he did so with humour, warmth, and generosity towards his fellow climbers, but also deep reverence and respect for the sacred Mother Goddess of his Mountain, Chomolungma."

Loki star Hiddleston is onboard as Hillary, with Kinds of Kindness' Willem Dafoe joining him as expedition leader Colonel John Hunt. The role of Tenzing himself is yet to be cast.

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Commenting on the project back when it was first announced, director Jennifer Peedom suggested she'd been "working towards this film my whole career" after making the award-winning documentaries Solo, Sherpa, Mountain and River.

"Tom Hiddleston and Willem Dafoe are two of the most generous and talented actors in the business, so pairing them with our brilliant Himalayan cast is going to be electric," she added.

Meanwhile, cinemagoers can catch Hiddleston in Mike Flanagan's adaptation of Stephen King's The Life of Chuck later this year.

Tenzing does not yet have a release date.

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