It’s taking a while to get the cast of Lost City Of Z cast together. A few months ago Robert Pattinson and Sienna Miller came onboard, joining Benedict Cumberbatch. However the Sherlock star’s Doctor Strange commitments have cause him to drop out and so he’s now being replaced by Charlie Hunnam, according to Variety.
The film will be directed by James Gray, based on David Grann’s book about doomed Amazon explorer Colonel Percy Harrison Fawcett (Hunnam).
Here’s a few more details about the book: ‘In 1925, Fawcett ventured into the Amazon to find an ancient civilization, hoping to make one of the most important discoveries in history. For centuries Europeans believed the world’s largest jungle concealed the glittering kingdom of El Dorado. Thousands had died looking for it, leaving many scientists convinced that the Amazon was truly inimical to humankind. But Fawcett, whose daring expeditions helped inspire Conan Doyle’s The Lost World, had spent years building his scientific case. Captivating the imagination of millions around the globe, Fawcett embarked with his twenty-one-year-old son, determined to prove that this ancient civilization—which he dubbed “Z”—existed. Then he and his expedition vanished.’
The movie should shoot later this year.