Robert Pattinson recently signed on to star in James Gray’s The Lost City of Z.
The Cosmopolis star will reportedly join Sherlock alum Benedict Cumberbatch for the upcoming big screen adventure. According to Coming Soon, Brad Pitt’s company Plan B is on-board to produce the upcoming feature.
Based on the 2009 non-fiction book The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon by David Grann, the films tells the true story of Colonel Percy Harrison Fawcett’s search for the legendary lost city of gold. Fawcett’s real-life adventure inspired countless authors over the years.
Check out the book’s official synopsis:
“In 1925, Fawcett ventured into the Amazon to find an ancient civilization, hoping to make one of the most important discoveries in history. For centuries Europeans believed the world’s largest jungle concealed the glittering kingdom of El Dorado. Thousands had died looking for it, leaving many scientists convinced that the Amazon was truly inimical to humankind. But Fawcett, whose daring expeditions helped inspire Conan Doyle’s The Lost World, had spent years building his scientific case. Captivating the imagination of millions around the globe, Fawcett embarked with his twenty-one-year-old son, determined to prove that this ancient civilization — which he dubbed ‘Z’ — existed. Then he and his expedition vanished.”
Although Robert Pattinson is reportedly on-board for the project, it’s unknown which character he will play in the flick. Since Cumberbatch was one of the first people to sign on for the latest iteration of Gray’s project, the Twilight star probably won’t play Colonel Fawcett.
According to the folks over at The Playlist, James Gray’s The Lost City of Z won’t interfere with Robert Pattinson’s involvement with legendary filmmaker Werner Herzog’s Queen Of The Desert. Although some trade publications didn’t include the actor’s name among the cast, he’s definitely still attached to the project.
The Lost City of Z and Queen of the Desert aren’t the only projects Robert Pattinson fans are looking forward to catching in theaters in the coming months. The actor also appears alongside Guy Pearce in the Australian revenge flick The Rover.
Pattinson recently re-teamed with Cosmopolis director David Cronenberg for the drama Map to the Stars. The film, which explores Hollywood and western culture, also stars Julianne Moore and Mia Wasikowska. The movie should hit theaters at some point next year.
Are you a fan of Robert Pattinson? What do you think about the actor joining Benedict Cumberbatch in James Gray’s real-life adventure flick The Lost City of Z?