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Charlie Hunnam Replaces Benedict Cumberbatch in 'Lost City of Z'

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February 3, 2015
Source: THR

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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.

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  • Bo
    Wow...from one good actor, then to an excellent and highly trained actor then to a stumble bum who couldn't act his way out of a wet-paper sack! That's going down hill quicker than the blink of an eye. So I'm with you on this one Ethan, in regards to Hunnam. My opinion rests with he's all that you say he lacks plus he's just a terrible actor! To me he's a poser...he just poses...no acting ability at all.
    • Sky
      He can act, watch any of the recent seasons of SOA, specially this last one.
      • Mr Chatterbox
        He's a mixed bag. He over-acts at times and really falls out of character turning quite British at points but I think he will improve with more film roles.
      • IamSlave
        He can act but he's no where near Pitt or Cumberbatch.
        • Sky
          There's people on this site that would disagree with you. I got in a argument here a week ago about Pitts acting. This last season on SOA he hasnt been a grizzled tough guy, but a man that has lost everything and is suffering, and he is good.
      • Brian Sleider
        He is a bit actor, grizzled tough guy is his bit.
      • Bo
        Sorry to hear you even watched SOA, Sky, let alone liked it or him. It's cool...go for it. I just totally disagree with you. Like I said, all I see is him posing; especially on SOA...which I found so embarrassingly bad I couldn't watch it!
        • Sky
          WHEN DID I EVER SAY I LIKED SOA, I just said I watched it. Don't be such a dick, and assume things about me that you don't know. You just reconfirmed it, I don't like you, BO.
          • Bo
            Oh boo hoo...christ, you sound like a whining little boy! You don't like me...oh boo hoo...jeez, man up buddy! Who cares? Really! Why mention SOA, the last episode, in reference to how good an actor you think the poser is then? Oh never mind...you're just a cry baby little boy so there's no making sense with you...boo hoo hoo...god! I'm laughing so hard now I can hardly stand it, so thank you for that...goo goo, boo hoo....lol.....
          • Sky
            Um, who is the one that it writing Boo hoo over and over again. I'm a reviewer, that watches as many shows as i can. I do not think SOA is as bad as you do. Bo, i hope that i never see you on this site again. I like to come here with my opinions and put them out on the table. I have had some really intelligent conversations on Firstshowing, I've had my mind changed about the way I view media. But for you to come on here and type Boo Hoo and Goo Goo over and over again 100% makes me believe that you are a immature 45 year old bachelor sitting alone typing his hatred out onto the internet. Now I may be wrong, you may have a nice life with a nice wife. You could be a woman sitting there pissed about Jessica beating you out for the Administrative Assistant. Whatever you are, Whoever you are, you are the biggest piece of garbage on the internet, leave me the hell alone.
          • Bo
            More boo hoo, Sky. Grow up and remember...you started this by chimming in to a remark and discussion I was having with someone else with your 'I don't like you' as if any grown up would care if you like them or not. All this over discussions regarding films which you just had to state your dislike of me as to my opinions being different to yours. I'd be happy to leave you alone as this has been an excercise in dealing with an insecure and immature person who can't let it go. Let it go, Sky. I have and shall not respond to your childish rantings any longer. 'Hope to never see me again on this site again'...'biggest piece of garbage on the internet'...My god, man...it's embarrassing! It really is...and you know it but haven't the guts to admit it!
          • Sky
            I will never admit something that is not true you disgusting piece of human trash. I have been on this site since the launch. I am glad you realized you sounded like a baby when you used Boo Hoo too much so you backed off. Now your trying to copy me by trying to be reasonably, thats long past gone when you said goo goo the first time. You see the problem with you Bo is that from the first post you made, you were a huge dick. That is why I immediately said I didn't like you. I stick by that, becasue of the 8 years I have been visting and commenting on this site. I have never, ever told anyone on here that I dont like them. You made me do it twice in one day, I dont care if you think your right, or smarter, or better than me. I know your wrong, because I found you, and I feel sad. see you soon
  • Brian Sleider
    Well that does not bode well.
  • ListenToVinyl
    I no longer care much for this
  • ari smulders
    true indeed,,,
  • Lost cities? Will give it a go, as long as the opening credits don't scream Syfy.
  • IamSlave
    Ah man, I was really excited for this film. I've done school projects and research on Fawcett and his disappearance. Was looking forward to it with Pitt then Cumberbatch but honestly I'm not feeling the Hunnam casting. He's alright but its a pretty big downgrade from Pitt and Cumberbatch to him IMO. Hope it still turns out good.
  • Bad Casting
    Umm... wasn't Fawcett like 57 when he went missing. His adult son and his son's friend were traveling companions on the expedition.

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