THE LOST CITY OF Z Rating: PG-13 (for violence, disturbing images, brief strong language and some nudity)
Genre: Action & Adventure, Drama
Directed By: James Gray
Written By: James Gray
In Theaters: Apr 14, 2017, Limited
Runtime: 140 minutes
Studio: Amazon Studios/Bleecker Street Media
REVIEW OF THE LOST CITY OF Z
The movie (The Lost City of Z) set to released in UK cinemas next month, a new trailer has released online for James Gray’s upcoming action adventure which stars Sons of Anarchy’s Charlie Hunnam as British explorer Percy Fawcett alongside Sienna Miller (Foxcatcher), Robert Pattinson (Twilight) and Tom Holland (Spider-Man: Homecoming); check it out below, along with the first poster…
We’re still the couple of months out from Charlie Hunnam and James Gray’s new film The Lost City Of Z, weeks that will presumably be spent periodically remembering that the letter in its name is pronounced “zed,” not “zee”. In the meantime, we’ve got a new trailer for the biographical period piece, one that lays out some more details on Hunnam’s character, archaeological hopeful Percy Fawcett.
Where previous trailers focused on Fawcett’s jungle adventures, this one makes the movie’s decade-spanning scope more clear. It also enforces the idea of Fawcett as something of a zealot, sacrificing lives, family, and money in his pursuit of a lost civilization he believes lies hidden in the Amazon. (You should probably avoid Wikipedia if you want to know how that hunt eventually ended up.) It’s definitely a more nuanced portrait of the film than we’ve gotten before, tapping into Hunnam’s Sons Of Anarchy-honed moral ambiguity to sell us on Fawcett’s fanatical belief in his private quest. The Lost City Of Z opens in New York on April 14 and begins expanding into other markets on April 21.
Based on author David Grann’s nonfiction bestseller, THE LOST CITY OF Z tells the incredible true story of British explorer Percy Fawcett (Charlie Hunnam), who journeys into the Amazon at the dawn of the 20th century and discovers evidence of a previously unknown, advanced civilization that may have once inhabited the region. Despite being ridiculed by the scientific establishment who regard indigenous populations as “savages”, the determined Fawcett – supported by his devoted wife (Sienna Miller), son (Tom Holland) and aide de camp (Robert Pattinson) – returns time and again to his beloved jungle in an attempt to prove his case, culminating in his mysterious disappearance in 1925.