The Lost City of Z tells the true story of British explorer Col. Percy Fawcett (Charlie Hunnam), who journeys into the Amazon at the dawn of the 20th century and discovers evidence of a previously unknown, advanced civilization that may have once inhabited the region.
Despite being ridiculed by the scientific establishment who regard indigenous populations as “savages”, the determined Fawcett – supported by his devoted wife, Nina (Sienna Miller), son Jack (Tom Holland) and friend, Henry Costin (Robert Pattinson), he returns time and again to his beloved jungle in an attempt to prove his case, culminating in his mysterious disappearance in 1925.
Written and directed by James Gray, based on David Grann‘s book, The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon, if period tales are your bag then this might be for you, but it looks like one of those epic-style films which would bore me to tears.
The Lost City of Z is released in the UK on March 24th.
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