Edward Ashley (“In The Heart Of The Sea”) has joined the cast of James Gray’s historical adventure “The Lost City of Z” which also stars Robert Pattinson, Sienna Miller, Tom Holland and Charlie Hunnam.
An adaptation of David Grann’s book, Hunnam plays a man who headed into the Amazon on a mapping quest in 1925. There, suffering from a nasty case of malaria, he claimed to have discovered a mythical city.
Roundly mocked by his peers, Fawcett gathered up his son and one other companion and headed back into the jungle to prove his point. They all disappeared.
Ashley will play Arthur Manley, a young corporal who accompanied Fawcett on his apparently doomed expedition. Filming is now underway in Northern Ireland and Colombia ahead of a 2016 release.