The film is set in 1925 and centers on the true-life drama of British explorer Col. Percival Fawcett, played by Hunnam, who disappeared while searching for a mysterious city in the Amazon. The all-star cast includes Tom Holland, Robert Pattinson, and Sienna Miller. It was directed by James Gray.
Pitt, Dede Gardner, and Jeremy Kleiner are producing through Plan B alongside Dale Johnson and Anthony Katagas. Marc Butan executive produces with MICA Entertainment’s Julie B. May and Glenn Murray.
The film was originally developed for Pitt and later had Benedict Cumberbatch attached but the actor dropped out to star in Marvel’s Doctor Strange.
CAA brokered the deal for the film. Sierra/Affinity handled international sales for the film at EFM and will continue to take it into new territories at the Toronto International Film Festival. Hunnam’s other film Papillon will also be shopped at the fest.
The film will make its world debut at the New York Film Festival in the closing-night spot on October 15.