Robert Pattinson Joins Benedict Cumberbatch in ‘The Lost City of Z’

By November 7, 2013


You’ve got to hand it to Robert Pattinson – he certainly hasn’t slowed down or failed to mix things up in his post-Twilight career. Clearly not content to play the pretty boy any longer, the British actor has lined up a bevy of very different films in the wake of the smash vampire romance hit, including features like Bel Ami, Cosmopolis, and Water for Elephants, and his upcoming slate is jammed with stuff like the Nicole Kidman-starring Gertrude Bell biopic and David Michod’s Aussie drama The Rover.

Pattinson has now added yet another feature to his schedule, and it’s suitably unique. It also includes Benedict Cumberbatch. Go ahead, you can scream out, it’s understandable.

Lost City

Screen Daily reports (via The Playlist) that Pattinson is set to star alongside Cumberbatch in James Gray’s The Lost City of Z. The film “is an adaptation of David Grann’s book, telling the story of English soldier-turned-explorer Colonel Percy Harrison Fawcett, whose obsession with the Amazon and belief that an ancient civilization resided there led him on many expeditions where he narrowly escaped death. After financing eventually dried up, Fawcett self-funded one last adventure into the Amazon with his son, from which neither returned.” Cumberbatch is on board to play Fawcett (who apparently went more than a bit mad on his quest), though Pattinson’s role has not yet been revealed (The Playlist muses that he might play the son.)

The film is currently due to start filming in 2014, so we certainly hope Pattinson enjoys traveling.

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Kate Erbland
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