While those in the United States have to wait a little over a month for James Gray‘s Amazon-set (and -distributed, fittingly) epic The Lost City of Z, those in the United Kingdom will be able to see this month. We’ve had a few trailers already, but now another look at the film, starring Charlie Hunnam, Robert Pattinson, Sienna Miller, and Tom Holland, has landed, and while it’s the briefest one yet, it does a strong job at selling the scope of the adventure that awaits.
We said in our review, “The lushness of its images, how they simultaneously recall and move forward, in concert with its confidence in its pacing, as a work of both writing and editing, are a powerful thing taken in-tandem, and it all brings us to a final image I can’t entirely make heads or tails of but will be turning over for some time — a formidable rival to The Immigrant‘s gauntlet-thrower. They don’t make them like they used to, sure. Why should they when we have The Lost City of Z?“
Check out the trailer and poster below.
Based on author David Grann’s nonfiction bestseller, THE LOST CITY OF Z tells the incredible true story of British explorer 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 (Sienna Miller), son (Tom Holland) and aide-de-camp (Robert Pattinson) – returns time and again to his beloved jungle in an attempt to prove his case, culminating in his mysterious disappearance in 1925. An epically scaled tale of courage and obsession, told in James Gray’s classic filmmaking style, THE LOST CITY OF Z is a stirring tribute to the exploratory spirit and those individuals driven to achieve greatness at any cost.
The Lost City of Z opens on April 14th, following a U.K. release on March 24th.
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