NEW Project: Robert Pattinson to star in James Gray’s ‘The Lost City of Z’ with Benedict Cumberbatch   2 comments


Screendaily on it’s AFM’s dailies is reporting that Rob and Benedict Cumberbatch will star in The Lost City of Z

From the article:

Panaroma Media has revived the adventure story The Lost City of Z and will finance and sell. James Gray will direct Benedict Cumberbatch and Robert Pattinson in the Plan B production.


Read more after the jump

More details about The Lost City of Z

According to IMDb, Benedict Cumberbatch will play Colonel Percy Harrison Fawcett. No details about Rob’s part. The synopsis:

In 1925, the legendary British explorer Percy Fawcett ventured into the Amazon jungle in search of a fabled civilization. He never returned.

In September, during the Toronto Film Festival, Variety and Deadline confirmed that Cumberbatch was in talks for the movie.

From Deadline

Benedict Cumberbatch is negotiating to star in Lost City Of Z, which James Gray will direct from a script he adapted. Panorama Media will finance the film and handle foreign sales.

The film is based on the David Grann bestselling book. Cumberbatch is in talks to play Percy Fawcett, who in 1925 headed into the depths of the Amazon jungles in Brazil. Fawcett was there to map the jungle and, hobbled by malaria, he discovered a mythical city he called The Lost City Of Z. Scorned by peers who claimed that this ancient kingdom was a fraud, Fawcett headed back into the jungle with his son and one other, braving the dangers of disease, insects, snakes, poison darts and other hazards to reinforce his discovery. None of them were ever seen again and it remains one of the great exploration mysteries of the 20th Century.

Plan B‘s Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner and Anthony Katagas (who worked with Cumberbatch on 12 Years A Slave) will produce. Plan B has been developing the project for several years, and it initially seemed like Pitt would be heading into the jungles.

More details about the story – from an article from 2010 via Screndaily (at the time Brad Pitt was attached to the project)

Buyers have been flocking to the project, which is being styled in the vein of Lawrence Of Arabia and is based on Gray’s adapted screenplay of David Grann’s recent bestseller.

The true story takes place in the early twentieth century and charts 30 years in the life of Colonel Percy Harrison Fawcett, a former decorated British soldier turned explorer.

Fawcett developed an obsession for the Amazon and became convinced that an advanced civilisation lived within the interior after several adrenaline-fuelled expeditions where he narrowly escaped death from tribal encounters, deadly animals and devastating diseases.

He eventually lost backing for the trips and self-funded a final trek into the Amazon with his son from which neither returned.

Thanks to @Gossipgyal for the heads up | Via

2 responses to “NEW Project: Robert Pattinson to star in James Gray’s ‘The Lost City of Z’ with Benedict Cumberbatch

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  1. ROB deserve to act in all of this movies because he is a great actor.He will work with Hertzog and Grey next year
    and this is only the begining of his rising star.I am very proud of him.

  2. This is fantastic. Sounds like a really fascinating story.

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