Tom Holland joins Charlie Hunnam and Robert Pattinson in Lost City of Z
James Gray's adaptation of David Grann's non-fiction novel "The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon" has finally kicked off production, but not before adding one more member to its cast. Tom Holland, our new Spider-Man, has joined Charlie Hunnam, Robert Pattinson, and Sienna Miller in LOST CITY OF Z. The film started shooting in Belfast and will remain there for several weeks before moving over to Colombia throughout September and October.
LOST CITY OF Z has been in the works for quite some time with both Brad Pitt and Benedict Cumberbatch attached to the lead role at various points. David Grann's novel "tells the story of the legendary British explorer Percy Fawcett who, in 1925, disappeared with his son in the Amazon while looking for an ancient lost city. For decades, explorers and scientists have tried to find evidence of his party and the Lost City of Z. Perhaps as many as 100 people perished or disappeared searching for Fawcett over the years. Grann made his own journey into the Amazon, revealing new evidence about how Fawcett died and showing that Z may have really existed right under his feet." It's not clear which role Tom Holland will be stepping into, but Charlie Hunnam will play the lead role of Percy Fawcett previously occupied by Pitt and Cumberbatch.
Here’s the official synopsis for LOST CITY OF Z:
LOST CITY OF Z follows 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.
The story of Percy Fawcett has fascinated me for years so it's a relief that this long gestating project is finally happening. LOST CITY OF Z is expected to see release sometime in 2016, the same year Tom Holland will debut his take on Spider-Man in CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR.