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Apple signs global deal for Tenzing movie with Tom Hiddleston

Apple signs global deal for Tenzing movie with Tom Hiddleston

In a major deal that closed in the days leading up to Cannes this week, Apple Original Films has acquired global rights to its film. Tenzingthe new package that we told you about last week, starring Tom Hiddleston and Willem Dafoe.

The question we asked today is whether American buyers will come to participate in Cannes market projects, and we already have an answer.

Academy Award-winning producer See-Saw Films (King’s speech) Produce Tenzingabout the inspiring life of Sherpa Tenzing Norgay and his summiting of Mount Everest in 1953 alongside fellow New Zealander Edmund Hillary.

Casting is now underway for the lead role of Tenzing Norgay, who will star alongside BAFTA Award nominee Tom Hiddleston (Loki) as Sir Edmund Hillary and four-time Academy Award nominee Willem Dafoe (Bad things) as the commander of the English expedition, Colonel John Hunt.

Tenzing It comes from director Jennifer Peedom who has exclusive rights to tell Tenzing’s story through his family and has a close relationship with the Sherpa community after producing an acclaimed documentary. A drink.

The screenplay comes from Academy Award nominee Luke Davies (Lion) The producers are Liz Watts, Emile Sherman and Ian Canning for See-Saw Films, along with Jennifer Peedom and Luke Davies. Executive producers are Simon Gillies, David Michaud and Norbu Tenzing.

Rocket Science was handling international sales in partnership with Cross City Films, See-Saw’s in-house sales arm. UTA Independent Film Group and Cross City Films co-represented the sale in the US and brokered the Apple deal. We understand that filming is scheduled to take place in the spring of 2025.

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The project was promoted to buyers as having a budget in the $25 million range. We hear it distorts a character piece that is more interesting than action-packed Everst top-type But there will be a number of climbing sequences.

Tibetan-born Tenzing Norgay, along with New Zealand mountaineer Edmund Hillary, both outsiders on a British expedition, defied insurmountable odds to achieve what was previously thought impossible: they reached the summit of the world’s tallest mountain, Mount Everest. After six previous attempts, Tenzing risked everything for one last project. He had to navigate treacherous politics and perilous weather as he embarked on the most important climb of his life. And through it all, he did so with good humour, warmth and generosity toward his fellow climbers, but also with deep reverence and respect for the sacred mother goddess of his mountain, Chomolungma.

Bedom is known for her intimate photographs set against epic landscapes, including documentaries single, A drink And mountain.