How quickly things change. A couple of years again, any film with Robert Pattinson in would have screamed his presence from the rooftops. However, with The Lost City Of Z, you’d hardly know he was there (although the ridiculous beard in the last shot means we probably wouldn’t have recognised him anyway. Instead the focus is on Charlie Hunnam, and to a lesser extent Tom Holland.
Here’s the synopsis: ‘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. An epically-scaled tale of courage and obsession, told in Gray’s classic filmmaking style, THE LOST CITY OF Z is a stirring tribute to the exploratory spirit and those individuals driven to achieve greatness at any cost.’
The movie is due in cinemas next Spring.