Charlie Hunnam Replaces Benedict Cumberbatch in 'Lost City of Z'
From Brad Pitt to Benedict Cumberbatch and now Charlie Hunnam, the lead role in the adaptation of The Lost City of Z has been tossed around quite a bit over the years, but now it sounds like things are getting locked into place. THR reports the "Sons of Anarchy" series star is set to star in the big screen take on David Grann's book of the same name, with Robert Pattinson and Sienna Miller still on board the film. Pitt was part of the earliest iteration of the project, and while he won't star in the film anymore, he's still producing with Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner by way of his own Plan B Entertainment arm. Read on!
James Grey is still directing the film from a script he wrote himself. The story focuses on British explorer Colonel Percy Fawcett, who went searching for the so-called City of Z in the Amazon, but mysteriously disappeared in 1925. Over the last 80 years, countless explorers have tried and failed to retrace Fawcett's path. Fawcett is said to be one of the inspirations for the classic hero Indiana Jones. Frankly, I'm not sure if Hunnam has the chops to pull something like this off. He's not a bad actor, but he just doesn't seem to have the gravitas and charisma to lead a film like this. But maybe he'll prove me wrong.