Director James Gray (“Two Lovers,” “The Immigrant”) had been trying to get “The Lost City Of Z” made for several years. And while his big star, Brad Pitt, dropped out a long time ago, his production company Plan B stayed on board through many of its ups and downs and finally shepherded the movie to the screen. There had been other iterations, with Benedict Cumberbatch once attached to star, too.
But the movie ultimately stars “Pacific Rim” and “Crimson Peak” lead Charlie Hunnam, plus a supporting cast that includes Robert Pattinson, Sienna Miller, and Tom Holland. And so when it rains, it pours. Yesterday, Holland (who is also the new “Spider-Man” in the Marvel films) posted a first look of the film on yesterday, and today, the first official trailer — a sales version — has surfaced (though it’s been quietly online for a month, apparently).
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Set during the 1920s, “The Lost City Of Z” centers on the legendary British explorer Percy Fawcett (Hunnam), who ventured into the Amazon jungle in search of a fabled civilization and never returned. Robert Pattinson co-stars as his fellow explorer Henry Costin, and Sienna Miller plays his his wife Nina Fawcett.
Described as an action-adventure, in Gray’s hand this new sales trailer is somewhat reminiscent of “Apocalypse Now,” and given the filmmaker is an avowed Francis Ford Coppola fan, you’ll probably see more of that influence in the movie itself (as well as that of David Lean, whom Gray said was an major inspiration on the film) via the cinematography of the great Darius Khondji (who shot “The Immigrant”).
Recent reports said “The Lost City Of Z” would not be ready until the fall, so it could turn up at the Venice International Film Festival instead. There’s obviously no release date or distributor yet; a festival bow will have to come first. But with the package of Gray, this cast, and Pitt’s Plan B, securing a distributor shouldn’t be difficult. Check out the new sales trailer below.
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