Watch: First glimpse of Everest movie video

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Official trailer for Everest starring Josh Brolin, Jake Gyllenhaal, Jason Clarke and Keira Knightley.

A first trailer has been released for the star-studded movie of the 1996 Mt Everest tragedy where New Zealand climbers Rob Hall and Andy Harris died. 

Everest features Hollywood stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Josh Brolin, and Sam Worthington. 

Played by Jason Clarke - a rising Aussie actor and producer who has starred in Zero Dark Thiry, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and The Great Gatsby - Hall has a decidedly Australian accent while Keira Knightly, who plays his pregnant wife Jan Arnold, has nailed the Kiwi twang.

Jason Clarke who plays New Zealander Rob Hall in the movie.

Jason Clarke who plays New Zealander Rob Hall in the movie.

"I fell flattered by the choice of Kiera Knightley, she is very beautiful and sweet and she has a sensitivity and a desire to portray my character well," Arnold said.  

The movie was filmed in Nepal, the Dolomites in Italy, Pinewood studios in London, and at Cinecitta studios where Gangs of New York and BBC series Rome was filmed.

In May 1996 two parties on the south col of Everest, one being guided by Rob Hall's Adventure Consultants and another being led by American Scott Fischer, were caught in a blizzard.

Jan Arnold and Rob Hall on Everest in 1993.

Jan Arnold and Rob Hall on Everest in 1993.

Five people in those groups died, along with three climbers from the Indo-Tibetan Border police on the north col.

It was was one of the deadliest days in the history of climbing the world's highest peak.

The film is being made by production company Working Title.

Arnold said she felt very positive about the movie as it was the first time input had been sought from those who had a New Zealand perspective on what happened.

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Everest releases in New Zealand on September 17, 2015

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