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They once fought for supremacy of Gotham City. Now, they're looking to conquer the same mountain.
Christian Bale and Tom Hardy, respectively the hero and villain of "The Dark Knight Rises," are once again at odds as they're starring in two separate movies about Mount Everest, according to Deadline. Get More »
Tom Hardy sure has a knack for adventure. The versatile thesp, who's fresh off killer performances in both "The Dark Knight Rises" and "Lawless," is now in talks to take on (possibly) his biggest role yet—the lead in Doug Liman's next epic, "Everest." As reported by Deadline, if the deal goes through, Hardy will play George Mallory, the determined British climber who made not one, but three attempts to reach the summit of the world's tallest mountain back in the 1920s.
While the '20s were roaring stateside, WWI had left Great Britain pretty much decimated, and Mallory yearned to be the hero his country craved. He made his first two attempts without the help of oxygen (maybe he thought oxygen was for sissies?) but he had to turn back before reaching his goal. On the third trip, he softened a bit, and he and his climbing partner were using oxygen as they made their final push toward the top—too bad no one saw whether they actually got there. Talk about a bummer. Get More »