Filed in Everest

‘Everest’ To Open Venice Film Festival

Baltasar Kormakur’s “Everest,” the story of two expeditions to climb the world’s highest mountain, will be the opening night-film at the 72nd Venice Film Festival, Venice organizers announced on Wednesday.

The film’s extensive cast includes Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, John Hawkes, Robin Wright, Keira Knightley and Jake Gyllenhaal. Kormakur’s previous films include “The Deep,” which was shortlisted for the foreign-language Oscar, as well as the English-language films “Contraband” and “2 Guns.”

The film will screen out of competition and will kick off the festival on Sept. 2 in the Sala Grande.

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