First Look: Scruffy Jake Gyllenhaal On The Set of "Everest" in Rome

Posted Wednesday February 26, 2014 3:00 PM GMT

Roughing it for his latest project, Jake Gyllenhaal got to work on the set of "Everest" in Rome, Italy on Wednesday (February 26).

The "Brokeback Mountain" actor rocked a scruffy beard with mountain climbing gear as he shot scenes for the epic flick in front a giant green screen and rocky terrain.

Per the synopsis, "Everest" is a 3D adventure movie that is "based on the real events of 1996 Mount Everest disaster, in which several climbers died and survived. There were two expedition groups leading by Scott Fischer (Gyllenhaal) and Rob Hall Jason Clarke) each, who tried to climb the mountain."

The film also stars Josh Brolin and John Hawkes. It is set to hit theaters on February 27, 2015.