The movie is an adaptation of the book Paths Of Glory, Everest, written by Jeffrey Archer.
Director Doug Liman is looking to start production on his mountain climbing adventure drama, Everest.
Tom Hardy was the original lead in the film but had to drop out due to a scheduling conflict.
The director and Sony Pictures are now looking to recast the lead role of George Mallory, the famous British mountaineer who in the 1920s tried three times to become the first man to scale the world’s highest mountain.
Benedict Cumberbatch is on the shortlist, but there are other actors in the mix to play Mallory and his Australian rival, George Finch.
Those actors include Joel Kinnaman, James McAvoy, Tom Hiddleston, Henry Cavill, Luke Evans, Dan Stevens, Matthew Goode, and Jim Sturgess.