[UPDATED October 14: The film will open April 21, 2017]
Despite being one of the best films of the last several years, James Gray’s “The Immigrant” received only a modest theatrical release nearly a full 12 months after its premiere at Cannes in 2013. His follow-up might not have to wait so long: Amazon Studios has just acquired “The Lost City of Z,” says the Hollywood Reporter; the allure of releasing a movie set in the actual Amazon must have been too powerful.
Charlie Hunnam leads the adaptation of David Grann’s best-selling novel, playing a British explorer who went missing in the Brazilian rainforest while searching for, well, a lost city in 1925. Tom Holland, Robert Pattinson and Sienna Miller appear as well, while Brad Pitt’s Plan B produced the film. Amazon’s recent releases include Joshua Marston’s “Complete Unknown,” Woody Allen’s “Café Society” and Nicolas Winding Refn’s “The Neon Demon.”
“The Lost City of Z” will have its world premiere as the closing-night selection of the New York Film Festival next month. Amazon hasn’t set a release date yet.