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The Lost City of Z

  • 2017
  • PG-13
  • 140min
  • 86%
  • 6.6 / 10

The film is set in Ireland in the year 1905. A young explorer named Percy Fawcett, played by Charlie Hunnam, sets off on a journey into the unexplored Amazon. With the aid of a man who has great knowledge of the Amazon rainforest, Percy is tasked with tracing a border between Brazil and Bolivia. While on the expedition he soon learns of stories from the Amazonian people of a lavish jungle city of gold full of unknown people. He does not believe the legends, but soon discovers evidence to change his mind. He returns to his homeland raving about his discovery and soon has the attention of scholars who agree to back a return trip to document his findings. It’s from here that he is determined to prove that the Lost City of Z is real.

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While the film’s star Charlie Hunnam is now synonymous with the real-life man Percy Fawcett, the role was originally chosen for some other Hollywood A-listers. The directors first choice for the tole was Brad Pitt. Pitt later turned down the role because of scheduling conflicts with his 2013 film World War Z. Another well-known star originally considered was Benedict Cumberbatch. He had to say no because of his leading role in the 2016 hit film Doctor Strange.


about the movie

The Lost City of Z is a James Gray film released on April 14, 2017 by Amazon Studios. It is based on a book of the same name written in 2009 by David Grann. The movie has an all-star cast featuring Charlie Hunnam, Robert Pattinson, Henry Costing and Sienna Miller. It had its world premiere on October 15, 2016, at the New York Film Festival where it garnered generally favorable reviews. Although it underperformed at the box office, it was named as one of the Top 10 Films of 2017 by Time magazine.