James Gray is directing.
Hunnam is replacing the previously attached Benedict Cumberbatch, who’s busy shooting schedule already includes Marvel’s Doctor Strange, Jungle Book: Origins, Flying Horse, The Yellow Birds, and Blood Mountain.
Hunnam will take on the role of British explorer Col. Percival Fawcett, who disappeared in 1925 while searching for a mysterious city in the Amazon.
Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Dale Johnson and Anthony Katagas will produce alongside executive producers Marc Butan, Julie B. May and Glenn Murray.
Hunnam has recently wrapped the Sons of Anarchy series, is currently filming Knights of the Roundtable: King Arthur, and is set to star in Guillermo del Toro’s Crimson Peak.
Olivia Diaz | Film Journalist