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Everest stars call it the perfect marriage between indie and studio

11:42am EDT - 01:21

Stars of the high-altitude thriller Everest arrive in boats at the 72nd edition of the Venice International Film Festival, and praise the movie for being a perfect marriage between indie and studio production. Rough Cut - no reporter narration

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Stars of the high-altitude thriller "Everest", which opened the Venice Film Festival on Wednesday (September 2), arrived at the Venice Lido to promote a movie which is equal parts independent and studio produced. Gale-force winds, snowstorms, avalan and deep crevasses loom out of the screen with threatening reality in the 3D docudrama depicting a real disaster that killed five people on the world's highest mountain in May 1996. Director Baltasar Kormakur's epic stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Keira Knightley and Josh Brolin. It tells of rival commercial climbing teams, who charged as much as $65,000 a head to take people to Everest's summit, who got caught in a thunderstorm. Two of the team leaders, American Scott Fischer played by Gyllenhaal, and New Zealander Rob Hall, played by Clarke, were among the victims. Everest had a production cost of only $60m, and it was mostly shot at Pinewood studios in London.

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Everest stars call it the perfect marriage between indie and studio

11:42am EDT - 01:21