The Lost City of Z, a long-anticipated adaptation of the New York Times bestseller by David Grann, will finally land on the festival circuit this year, potentially at Cannes but more likely later in the fall, and thanks to a three-minute sales reel, audiences can now soak up a fairly stunning first look at the Amazonian adventure.
James Gray, the visually decadent director of The Immigrant, is behind the camera for the pic, which finds Charlie Hunnam (Sons of Anarchy, Pacific Rim) taking on the plum role of Percy Fawcett, a “conscripted soldier and born explorer who disappeared in the 1920s while searching for a mythical city in the Amazon jungles of Brazil that he believed he discovered on a prior expedition.”
Robert Pattinson, Sienna Miller, and Tom Holland all co-star in the award-tipped movie, which boasts some jaw-dropping cinematography by the acclaimed Darius Khondji. Pattinson is playing Fawcett’s partner in exploration, Henry Costin, while Miller is taking on the part of his long-suffering wife, Nina Fawcett. Holland, meanwhile, will portray Fawcett’s son, Jack, who accompanies him into the Amazon.
Angus Macfayden, Daniel Huttlestone, and Ian McDiarmid are also on board in smaller roles.
In addition to the trailer, Holland recently posted a shot from the film to his Instagram, highlighting Jack and Percy Fawcett in a bit of a bind, surrounded by potentially cannibalistic tribespeople:
The Lost City of Z is absent an official release date as of yet, but that’s surely coming soon. As is traditional with sales trailers, there’s no telling how long our first look at the movie will stay online, so check it out while you can.