Actress Julia Roberts will put on her producing hat for a new biopic centering on a famed British explorer. Variety is reporting that Roberts is on board to produce Mallory, a film centering on George Mallory's attempt to scale Mount Everest. for Shekhar Kapur to direct.

The film will be set in post-World War I England and will focus on Mallory's obsession with Mount Everest and how it affected his marriage. In 1924, Mallory disappeared while climbing Mount Everest, just 800 feet from the summit.

Roberts will produce the film with Kevin Townsend, who is co-writing the script along with the writing team of Matthew Faulk and Mark Skeet.