After some struggles to get his passion projects off the ground, James Gray had a solid 2016, and this year is looking even brighter. Amazon Studios stepped in to finance “The Lost City Of Z” last year, and now it looks like longtime ally Brad Pitt (his Plan B company produced ‘Z’) may star in Gray’s upcoming sci-fi film, “Ad Astra.” And while Gray is looking ahead, there’s still the aforementioned “Lost City Of Z.” An epic tale into the jungles of the Bolivian jungle, ‘Z’ debuted at the New York Film Festival to much critical acclaim last year and Amazon will release the film later this year.
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.
Starring Charlie Hunnam, Robert Pattinson, Sienna Miller, Tom Holland, and Angus Macfadyen, “The Lost City Of Z” will hit theaters via Amazon’s theatrical partnership with Bleeker Street. The drama will open in limited release in Los Angeles and New York April 14 and then expands nationally on April 21. Watch the first clip below. [Deadline]