Director James Gray‘s “The Lost City of Z” unveiled its first scenes in a sales trailer posted online featuring Charlie Hunnam heading deep into the jungle of Bolivia in search of a fabled civilization believed to house palaces of gold.
Hunnam stars as Percy Fawcett, a real-life British surveyor and army major who spent years in the early 1900s exploring the jungles of South America’s Amazon — leaving behind his wife (Sienna Miller) and young family to face “terrible disease, murderous savages” and other dangers.
The movie also stars a heavily bearded Robert Pattinson, new Spider-Man player Tom Holland, Angus Macfadyen and Edward Ashley.
Hunnam replaced Benedict Cumberbatch in the lead role just before production began early last year.
Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner are producing via Plan B Entertainment along with Anthony Katagas and Dale Johnson. MICA Entertainment is financing the film, which is based on David Grann‘s best-selling nonfiction book.
MadRiver Pictures’ Marc Butan is executive producing, as are MICA Entertainment’s Julie B. May and Glenn Murray. Sierra/Affinity is representing international sales of the title, with CAA overseeing domestic rights to the film.
Rights to Grann’s next nonfiction book, “Killers of the Flower Moon,” sold last month to Santa Monica-based Imperative Entertainment for roughly $5 million in a highly competitive auction.
“The Lost City of Z” is expected to hit theaters later this year.
Update: The video has been removed due to copyright concerns.