added: Thu, Dec 22nd '16
For seven seasons on the FX series "Sons of Anarchy," Charlie Hunnam led a biker gang of outlaws. Now he's traded in his leather garb for Khakis as he leads a small team of explorers into the uncharted jungles of South America.
Check out the first trailer for "The Lost City of Z," an Amazonian jungle-set thriller about the real-life exploits of early 20th-century British archaeologist Percy Fawcett (Hunnam), who became so obsessed with finding the fabled ancient city of El Dorado that he went on a dangerous expedition through the Brazilian jungle with only his son (played by new "Spider-man" star Tom Holland) and a loyal assistant (a heavily bearded Robert Pattinson) as his back-up.
Based on David Grann's best-selling book of the same name, the film is written and directed by James Gray (The Immigrant, We Own the Night). Sienna Miller also stars in the movie as Fawcett's devoted wife.
Acquired by Amazon Studios and Bleecker Street, "The Lost City of Z" will open theatrically in April.
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.
directed by James Gray
starring Charlie Hunnam, Robert Pattinson, Sienna Miller, Tom Holland, Angus Macfadyen, Daniel Huttlestone
release date April 21, 2017