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A four-time winner of the Skyrunner World Series and three-time winner of the Mont Blanc Ultra, and a Catalan extreme sports specialist, mountaineer and long-distance runner, 29-year-old Kilian Jornet summited Everest’s on May 22 after a speed ascent made without oxygen or the use of fixed ropes and with minimum equipment.
The Everest ascent forms part of a project, ”The Summits of my Life” taking in seven of highest peaks in the world. Jornet established a record on his Everest ascent, summiting in 26 hours via the classic North Face route from an Everest Base Camp close to the Tibetan Buddhist monastery of Rongbuk. »
- Emilio Mayorga
Variety is reporting that Ben Kingsley has signed on to star in director Daniel Alfredson’s Death of an Author, the first instalment of a feature film adaptation of Hakan Nesser’s upcoming Intrigo trilogy of novels. Kingsley will star alongside Benno Furmann (North Face) and Tuva Novotny (Borg/McEnroe).
“Hakan Nesser has fascinated millions of readers all over the world with his thrilling intrigues taking place in Maardam,” said producer Rick Dugdale. “With our trilogy of feature films we have chosen a unique and extraordinary concept to bring this mysterious world to the big screen.”
The Intrigo novels are set for publication next year and “are set in an undefined country in northern Europe” and “deal with the problems of escape, and the concepts of guilt, revenge, and atonement.”
Death of an Author is set to begin production this week, followed by Samaria and Dear Agnes. All three films »
- Gary Collinson
Ben Kingsley is set to star in “Death of an Author,” the first adaptation of the upcoming planned “Intrigo” trilogy of novels by international best-selling Swedish author Hakan Nesser. Benno Fürmann (“North Face”) and Tuva Novotny (“Jalla, Jalla”) will co-star alongside Kingsley in the first of three films that will be helmed by “The Girl Who Played with Fire” director Daniel Alfredson.
The titles of the three films will be “Death of an Author,” “Samaria” and “Dear Agnes.” They will be set in an undefined country somewhere in northern Europe, where many of Nesser’s stories have been set. The three films will share the same psychology and narrative structure, with plots that include some sort of escape with dark hidden secrets destined to surface, as well as guilt, revenge and atonement.
- Yoselin Acevedo
The actors were spotted moving things out of Reedus’s sports car after returning to New York City from a trip out of town for a couple days. They were in high spirits and seemed to be having a great time together as Kruger smiled at Reedus while she grabbed bags out of the silver car.
The actress, 40, kept her outfit simple with a black jacket and a long cream skirt while keeping her should-length hair slightly tousled. Reedus, 48, rocked all all black outfit complete with a light North Face »
- Ale Russian
A new year, a new pack of Bachelor contestants to start following on Instagram.
While we’re looking forward to Nick Viall‘s dramatic journey to find true love, we’re just as excited about getting to know the women vying for his heart, through watching them on the show and obsessively tracking their social media footprints.
If you don’t have 10 hours to spend looking up all the remaining Bach contestants on Instagram, don’t worry. We got you. Here is what we learned from the Instagram accounts of 16 of the remaining 22 contestants.
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5 items from 2017
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