Amazon Picks Up James Gray’s “Lost City of Z”

Streaming giant Amazon is in final negotiations to acquire the North American rights to the James Grey-directed, Charlie Hunnam-led drama film “The Lost City of Z”.

Based on David Grann’s best-selling book of the same name, the story is set in 1925 and centers on British explorer Col. Percival Fawcett (Hunnam), who disappeared in while searching for a mysterious city in the Amazon.

Tom Holland, Robert Pattinson and Sienna Miller also star in the film which Brad Pitt’s Plan B is producing and which Grey made through independent financing. The project, which was originally developed as a Pitt starring vehicle and at one time had Benedict Cumberbatch linked, will screen at the upcoming Toronto Film Festival.

As with all of its film deals, Amazon partners with traditional distributors to include a theatrical component to its release. Paramount, which at one time had the project, may end up serving in that capacity.

Source: THR