- Share this article on Facebook
- Share this article on Twitter
- Share this article on Email
- Show additional share options
- Share this article on Print
- Share this article on Comment
- Share this article on Whatsapp
- Share this article on Linkedin
- Share this article on Reddit
- Share this article on Pinit
- Share this article on Tumblr
Director James Gray and the producers of The Lost City of Z have lost an appeal to overturn an R rating for “brief violence” in the film.
The period adventure drama, from Amazon Studios, is set to hit theaters April 21 via Bleecker Street. Gray and Dede Gardner of Brad Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment appeared before an appeals panel this week in Los Angeles to argue in favor of a friendlier PG-13 rating.
Joan Graves, chairman of the Classification and Rating Administration, represented the ratings board, which upheld the R rating.
Lost City of Z, which stars Charlie Hunnam, Sienna Miller and Robert Pattinson, tells the true story of a British army officer who ventured into the South American jungle a century ago in search of an ancient civilization.
The movie made its world premiere last fall at the New York Film Festival and is based on David Grann’s 2009 best-selling book. Gray wrote the adapted script.
Sign up for THR news straight to your inbox every day
Writers Guild of America