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The film, directed by James Gray, will open in select theaters on April 21, 2017, and then expand. News of the release date comes on the eve of the movie’s world premiere at the 2016 New York Film Festival, where it’s the closing-night movie.
Amazon’s original-movie division beat out other rivals in picking up rights to The Lost City of Z in September. It then partnered with Andrew Karpen’s Bleecker Street on the movie’s theatrical rollout. Amazon’s Bob Berney will spearhead the marketing and distribution of The Lost City of Z alongside the Bleecker Street team.
The film, which also stars Tom Holland, Robert Pattinson, Sienna Miller and Angus Macfadyen, is produced by Brad Pitt’s Plan B.
Set in 1925 and based on David Grann’s best-selling book of the same name, the true-life drama centers on British explorer Col. Percival Fawcett (Hunnam), who disappeared while searching for a mysterious city in the Amazon. Gray penned the adapted script.
Sierra/Affinity is repping the film internationally.
Pitt, Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner produced Lost City of Z via Plan B alongside Dale Armin Johnson and Anthony Katagas. Executive producers include Marc Butan and Mark Huffam.
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