The Lost City of Z

The Lost City of Z

Release Date: 2017-04-21
NYC and/or LA Release


Film Genre(s): Adventure

United States


Based David Grann's nonfiction book, this concerns British explorer Col. Percy Harrison Fawcett, who left Victorian society to explore in the Amazon, and he became obsessed by the idea of an advanced civilization he called Z, which he believed existed in the depths of the jungle. Along with his son, Fawcett headed into the jungle in 1925 in search of Z and was never seen again. Over the next 70 years, scores of explorers tried and failed to retrace Fawcett's path, including a 1996 expedition of Brazilian adventurers. Pitt would play Fawcett.


  • Variety reports that Paramount Pictures has preemptively bought the manuscript with Brad Pitt to produce the feature adaptation through his Plan B shingle as a potential starring vehicle. - 2008-03-31
  • Vulture reports that Brad Pitt will no longer star. - 2010-11-03