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Tom Hardy Is Doug Liman’s Mountain Man

LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 13:  Actor Tom Hardy arrives to premiere of Warner Bros. 'Inception' at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on July 13, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Tom Hardy

Deadline is reporting that Tom Hardy is in talks to star in Everest, a mountain-climbing film to be directed by Doug Liman (Mr. and Mrs. Smith). The Dark Knight Rises actor will play George Mallory, who made three separate attempts to scale Mt. Everest, though he was torn between pursuing his death-defying career and returning to the family who wanted him home (a dilemma Hardy knows all too well). Just don't hide his face behind too many high-altitude scarves, movie.

Photo: Alberto E. Rodriguez/2010 Getty Images