Julia Roberts climbs Everest project

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Julia Roberts' production company, Red Om Films, teams up with actor/director Shekhar Kapur (‘Elizabeth: The Golden Age') for a biopic about explorer George Mallory and his expedition up Mt. Everest, according to Variety. Roberts will star as the climber's wife.

The story, set in post World War I England, follows Mallory and his partner as they reach within 800 feet of the summit before they vanish.

Roberts will be seen in ‘Eat Pray Love' in August with Javier Bardem and James Franco based on the best-selling memoir. She also will star in Tom Hanks' ‘Larry Crowne.'