The Lost City of Z, James Gray’s buzz-worthy adventure movie, is set to bring the curtain down on New York Film Festival later this evening, but we now have confirmation that Amazon Studios and Bleecker Street have zeroed in on a theatrical release date.
News hails from The Hollywood Reporter, revealing that Gray’s starry epic is now booked in for release on April 21, 2017. It’ll open via select theaters first, before rolling out nationwide. Amazon, having fended off strong competition to land the adaptation of David Grann’s eponymous novel, will set about sussing out marketing and distribution plans soon after NYFF draws to a close.
King Arthur star Charlie Hunnam leads the charge for The Lost City of Z as Percy Fawcett, a former British military man who puts everything on the line to uncover the forgotten settlement, even if that means plotting course for the heart of the Amazon jungle. Joining him on the trek are Tom Holland, Robert Pattinson, Sienna Miller and Angus Macfadyen.
Curious as to how James Gray’s Amazonian epic shapes up? Keep your peepers peeled for early reviews to crop up over the course of the weekend. The Lost City of Z will officially bow in select theaters on April 21, 2017 before expanding nationwide soon thereafter.
James Gray’s emotionally and visually resplendent epic tells the story of Lieutenant Colonel Percy Fawcett (a remarkable Charlie Hunnam), the British military-man-turned-explorer whose search for a lost city deep in the Amazon grows into an increasingly feverish, decades-long magnificent obsession that takes a toll on his reputation, his home life with his wife (Sienna Miller) and children, and his very existence. Gray and cinematographer Darius Khondji cast quite a spell, exquisitely pitched between rapture and dizzying terror. Also starring Robert Pattinson and Tom Holland, The Lost City of Z represents a form of epic storytelling that has all but vanished from the landscape of modern cinema, and a rare level of artistry.