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Amazon Studios Acquires James Gray’s Rainforest Drama ‘The Lost City of Z’ Starring Charlie Hunnam

Gray's follow-up to "The Immigrant" has its world premiere at NYFF next month.

The Lost City of Z

“The Lost City of Z”

Aidan Monaghan

[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.

READ MORE: New York Film Festival Announces James Gray’s ‘The Lost City of Z’ As Closing Night Selection

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.”

READ MORE: Watch: First Trailer For James Gray’s ‘The Lost City Of Z’ Starring Charlie Hunnam & Robert Pattinson

“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.

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