Amazon Studios has been on a roll lately, co-distributing the Academy Award-nominated Manchester by the Sea with Roadside Attractions. This spring they’ve got another potential winner hitting theaters (and eventually to Prime Video) in the form of The Lost City of Z. The historical action-adventure flick stars Sons of Anarchy‘s Charlie Hunnam as a real-life adventurer who vanished while searching for a lost city in — appropriately enough — the Amazon.
Amazon and their partners at Bleecker Street debuted the first trailer for The Lost City of Z this past weekend during the Super Bowl, and it definitely looks like a good time. Check out the quest for The Lost City of Z…
Hunnam plays British explorer Percy Fawcett, a man determined to find a fabled lost city buried deep the jungles of the Amazon basin. He’s no Lara Croft-style tomb raider, however — with this discovery, Fawcett hopes to rewrite history and upend his society’s view of the “savages” who populate the region. Fawcett’s obsession drove him back to the Amazon again and again over the years, until finally vanishing in 1925. Lost cities, mysterious vanishings, and a world that still held secret, undiscovered places? Sign us the hell up.
The Lost City of Z was adapted from David Grann’s 2009 book of the same name, with director James Gray (We Own the Night) also penning the script. Both Brad Pitt and Benedict Cumberbatch were attached to play Fawcett at different points, but both eventually left and paved the way for Hunnam. The cast also includes Sienna Miller, Robert Pattinson, Tom Holland, and Angus Macfadyen.
The Lost City of Z opens in LA and New York on April 14, with a wider release the following week. There’s no date slated for its arrival on Prime Video, but for comparison’s sake, the Oscar bait Manchester by the Sea is expected to hit the Prime catalog sometime this spring, following its theatrical run this past fall.
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