Studiocanal Acquires Charlie Hunnam, Robert Pattinson’s ‘Lost City of Z’ for Multiple Territories (EXCLUSIVE)

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PARIS– Pan-European major Studiocanal has acquired James Gray’s “Lost City of Z,” starring Charlie Hunnam, Robert Pattinson, Sienna Miller and Tom Holland, in multiple territories.

Studiocanal will distribute the action-adventure film in France, the U.K., Germany and Australia/New Zealand.

Sold by Sierra/Affinity, “Lost City of Z” is produced by Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner via Plan B Entertainment along with Anthony Katagas and Dale Johnson.

Based on David Grann’s 2009 novel, “Lost City of Z” follows the adventures of Percy Fawcett, a soldier and explorer who embarked with his son on an expedition to find the mythical kingdom of El Dorado in the Amazon jungles of Brazil and disappeared.

The ambitious pic marks Gray’s follow-up to “The Immigrant,” his 2013 period drama with Marion Cotillard that world premiered in competition at Cannes. “Lost City of Z,” however, is not expected to play in Cannes since it’s still in early post and will not be completed in time for the festival.

MadRiver Pictures’ Marc Butan is exec producing with Mica’s Julie B. May and Glenn Murray. Mica Entertainment is financing.

“Lost City of Z” shot in Belfast, Northern Ireland and in Colombia. Sierra/Affinity unveiled a promo at the EFM.

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  1. Angeline says:

    Charlie Hunnam is going to be the next real big thing in Hollywood .Extremey talented actor and very handsome man.I really hope to see him in Venice Film Festival. He deserves it and the films looks amazing by its trailer…Fingers crossed.

  2. CAB says:

    Hoping this will premiere at TIFF or Venice and land in US theaters in the fall when the Oscar quality films are released. Gray is an exciting director and his two leads are dripping with charisma, even as dirtied up and rough as they looked in the sales trailer.

    Humman and Pattinson are a winning pair, and this action/adventure tale looks like the perfect vehicle to satisfy their fans and capture the India Jones audience. Gorgeous cinematography and a compelling story makes this my most anticipated film of the year.

  3. C1 says:

    so glad CITYZ has had distribution so quickly they only finished filming at the end of Oct hopefully it will get US dist soon

    COAL I think will be shown at Cannes so hoping it will get a lot of interest and praise, it was filmed last Feb and Corbet has already won best director and debut director

    Rob is still filming or has just finished filming Good Time lead, I’m glad they had space to work but I wish they had confirmed filming to stop all the nonsense on his sites that he’s been dropped from the film and his career is over
    one of the actors said he had worked with Rob and spoke about him nicely

    does any one know if QOTD will be released in the US?
    I thought it was odd that it had a bigger budget but no TV adverts for the uk

    I hope they keep the set for high life quiet as well but atleast confirm when filming has started but don’t say where

  4. lord voldemort says:


    • C1 says:

      I hope there is a chance of completing city z for it to go to cannes this year

      • Guest says:

        C-1- Rob is a good actor but his fans are baggage. Directors don’t want the burden of his obsessive fans who stalk the movie set, harass anyone they can for info and pics of Rob. It’s these crazies that are limiting his career. They think they’re entitled to stalk him. As with Good Time and not leaking info about when it wrapped. Those crazy fans got an “in your face” message. Let the man work and leave him alone. There is nothing wrong with Rob. It’s the crazy fans who think they own him and are entitled to info and pictures of him. They’ve made Rob so unhappy he is MIA all the time except if he has work to do. You sound like you’re already to stalk him on “High Life”. Those people who stalk him are more than fans they think they own him. Leave the man alone. Let him work and just go see him in the movies. That’s all you’re entitled to. His career is fine without obsessive fan interference.

  5. James says:

    Love James Gray, but he seems to be box office poison, And, casting Charlie Hunnam and Robert Pattinson, both having their fair share of recent box office poison besides the TV/film franchises that launched both their careers, seems like a very risky choice.

    • Mi says:

      Leave this article kstew stan and stop talking about the BO.

    • Lauren says:

      LOL, James, sure, Gray is box office poison, the same way Peter Sattler, Drake Doremus, and Nima Nourizadeh are. The difference is, Gray works with Oscar-caliber actors for Brad Pitt’s Plan B production company, and gets critical acclaim. His films usually premiere at Cannes, and some of them have had distribution issues. Thank goodness those are in the past.

      As for Hunnam and Pattinson, I don’t think you need to worry about their careers. They both have a big following who have just been waiting for them to be in something more mainstream. They’re both highly sought after. Pattinson hasn’t been signing on for mainstream material, choosing to work with auteurs like Cronenberg, Corbijn, and Claire Denis, but all of his art house films are Fresh on RT and he’s received much critical acclaim.

      His Dior campaigns have added to his millions and done a wonderful job of keeping his face and name in the minds of the movie-going public, without the need to have an aggressive PR team shoving him down everyone’s throat. People actually enjoy his Dior ad when it comes on their TV.

    • lord voldemort says:

      nah the book was awesome and james gray is great he just never had the backing from studios that his movies deserved. with plan B, paramount and studiocanal that could seriously change with this movie. hunnam and pattinson are both fine actors. i have faith with this one. waited for that movie a long time.

      • Marnye says:

        Exactly. Rob has been very clever. Making arthouse movies he likes and getting $$$ from Dior Homme.

  6. WB says:

    Really looking forward to seeing this. The book was fascinating.

  7. taylor says:

    Great news, Brad Pitt’s Plan B always does an Oscar-worthy job with their films, and I can’t wait to see this on a big screen. Glad Paramount is doing the job in the US, that means a big premiere and big theaters.

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