Robert Pattinson joins Benedict Cumberbatch in The Lost City of Z

Rober Pattinson

I was hard on Kristen Stewart a few days ago for a lackluster post-Twilight career, so I guess I shouldn’t take it easy on Robert Pattinson either.  Neither have found much success since the last film hit theaters, but I guess the difference is that I’m excited for some of Robert Pattinson’s upcoming projects.  He has MISSION: BLACKLIST, THE ROVER and MAPS TO THE STARS, among others, all of which I’m interested in.  Now you can add THE LOST CITY OF Z to that list as Robert Pattinson has signed on to join Benedict Cumberbatch in the film.  James Gray is directing the film that he also wrote.  Cumberbatch is set to play Fawcett, so it’s unclear who Pattinson will be playing, but as the rest of the cast should be falling into place soon. (ScreenDaily)

The official synopsis from the book by David Grann: In 1925, Fawcett ventured into the Amazon to find an ancient civilization, hoping to make one of the most important discoveries in history. For centuries Europeans believed the world’s largest jungle concealed the glittering kingdom of El Dorado. Thousands had died looking for it, leaving many scientists convinced that the Amazon was truly inimical to humankind. But Fawcett, whose daring expeditions helped inspire Conan Doyle’s The Lost World, had spent years building his scientific case. Captivating the imagination of millions around the globe, Fawcett embarked with his twenty-one-year-old son, determined to prove that this ancient civilization—which he dubbed “Z”—existed. Then he and his expedition vanished.

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