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‘The Lost City of Z’ Lands at Amazon Studios

Amazon is in active talks to acquire U.S. rights to Charlie Hunnam’s ‘The Lost City of Z’, the film based on David Grann’s 2009 book with the same name.

The film, which is directed by James Gray and produced by Brad Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment, Stars Tom Holland, Robert Pattinson and Sienna miller.

The project, based on a true story centers on British explorer col. Percival Fawcett, who disappeared while searching for a mysterious city in Amazon. It was originally set up at Paramount, where Pitt has a first-look deal. But the studio stalled on getting the drama off the ground, and Gray took back the rights. CAA, which reps Gray, then assembled independent financing from MICA Entertainment.

Sierra/Affinity began selling international markets last year at the Berlin Film Festival and will continue to sell remaining territories at the upcoming Toronto Film Festival. With Lost City of Z going to Amazon on the eve of TIFF, there will be heightened interest from buyers for another Hunnam film, Papillon, which also is being shopped at the market.

Lost City of Z will make its world premiere at the New York Film Festival on Oct. 15 in the prime closing-night spot.

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