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'It's total bull': Jon Krakauer hates 'Everest,' praises Sean Penn and just made a doc on polygamy

'It's total bull': Jon Krakauer hates 'Everest,' praises Sean Penn and just made a doc on polygamy

At the movies this weekend, there will be two versions of journalist Jon Krakauer on the big screen. In “Prophet’s Prey,” a documentary about Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, he’s seen as a hard-hitting reporter who helped put polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs behind bars. And in “Everest,” the feature film about the infamous 1996 disaster on the world’s highest mountain, he’s the writer who stays in his tent while his climbing teammates are marooned in a blizzard.

Take a guess as to which he’d rather filmgoers see.

“It’s total bull,” Krakauer says of “Everest,”...

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