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Robert Pattinson Joins Benedict Cumberbatch In James Gray’s ‘Lost City of Z’; New ‘Maps to the Stars’ Still

Written by on November 6, 2013 

While his name alone may bring up various connotations, if one solely looks at the talent alone Robert Pattinson has attached himself to in his post-Twilight career, it’s a wildly impressive resume. Including David Cronenberg, Anton Corbijn, Werner Herzog and David Michod, we now have another top-tier filmmaker to add to the list.

After Benedict Cumberbatch got set to lead James Gray‘s Lost City of Z, a Screen Daily issue at AFM (spotted by The Playlist) reveals that Robert Pattinson is also attached to the project. Described as a “slightly more hallucinogenic” David Lean picture by the director himself, it’s based on David Grann’s novel, which follows Col. Percy Fawcett (Cumberbatch) as he embarks on a 1925 expedition in Brazil to find the legendary city of gold known as El Dorado. Instead of returning with riches, he vanished and never returned at all.

As we await more details on this project, particularly Pattinson’s role, check out a new still from the actor’s upcoming Maps to the Stars, which reteams him with David Cronenberg. Featuring Julianne Moore (who just joined a new indie drama titled Still Alice), the cast also includes Mia Wasikowska, Olivia WilliamsSarah Gadon, and John Cusack, and we’d expect it to land at Cannes next year.

Which of Pattinson’s upcoming projects are you most looking forward to?

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