by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent
No, you’ve probably never heard of explorer Percy Fawcett; he’s the main character of best-seller David Grann’s “The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon.” It’s a non-fiction rundown on an Amazonian adventurer who found and lost his soul in the jungle. Now, what if you heard Sons of Anarchy’s Charlie Hunnam is going to come out in a movie as Percy Fawcett? What an exciting choice, especially since Hunnam famously turned down the lead in 50 Shades of Grey and looked like he might regret it later. This is one of those times when Hollywood pays back the great choice of an actor who sticks with material that’s closer to his heart. LOST CITY OF Z, the movie directed by James Gray (The Immigrant), also stars ex-Vampire Robert Pattinson, the often under-rated Sienna Miller, the very excellent Tom Holland, and Angus Macfadyen, a great Scot, who dates all the way back the Braveheart. It looks like quite the adventure, and it realigns Hunnam’s star on the map of Tinseltown.
LOST CITY OF Z bows in a limited release on April 17, then wider on April 21. It’s from Amazon Studios and Bleeker Street. Get a first look at this exciting new Hunnam movie here, and the official description follows…
The Lost City of Z
Release Date: Limited April 14, 2017
Nationwide April 21, 2017
Official Word on LOST CITY OF Z
Based on author David Grann’s nonfiction bestseller, THE LOST CITY OF Z tells the incredible true story of British explorer Percy Fawcett (Charlie Hunnam), who journeys into the Amazon at the dawn of the 20th century and discovers evidence of a previously unknown, advanced civilization that may have once inhabited the region. Despite being ridiculed by the scientific establishment who regard indigenous populations as “savages,” the determined Fawcett – supported by his devoted wife (Sienna Miller), son (Tom Holland) and aide-de-camp (Robert Pattinson) – returns time and again to his beloved jungle in an attempt to prove his case, culminating in his mysterious disappearance in 1925. An epically scaled tale of courage and obsession, told in James Gray’s classic filmmaking style, THE LOST CITY OF Z is a stirring tribute to the exploratory spirit and those individuals driven to achieve greatness at any cost.
Amazon Studios & Bleecker Street
Directed by: James Gray
Based on the Book: “The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon” by David Grann
Featuring: Charlie Hunnam, Robert Pattinson, Sienna Miller, Tom Holland, Angus Macfadyen
Watch for this to come out on April 14, in selected cities, then wider release on April 21, and learn more here.
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