Who was lined up as Percy Fawcett in The Lost City of Z (2016) was Charlie Hunnam. His latest film, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017), is currently airing. In addition to the star of Pacific Rim (2013), this film is also strengthened by Robert “Edward Cullen” Pattinson and Sienna Miller. Alongside them is Tom “Spider-Man” Holland. Who plays Jack. Percy’s son. Who, in the end, went missing, along with his father, in the jungles of the Amazon.
Initially, the one who was predicted to play Percy was Brad Pitt. His production house, Plan B Entertainment, does have the rights to work on this film. However, due to conflicting schedules, Angelina Jolie’s ex-husband, finally, resigned. However, he remains the producer of this film.
After that, in September 2013, Benedict Cumberbatch was named as a replacement for Brad Pitt. However, unfortunately, when it was about to start shooting in February 2015, the main character of the series Sherlock (2010) also resigned. For being too busy with the Doctor Strange (2016) project.
However, even so, the cancellation of Brad Pitt and Benedict Cumberbatch need not be regretted. Because, apparently, Charlie Hunnam was able to carry the figure of Percy Fawcett well. In fact, for the sake of the totality of the role as a starving explorer in the middle of the wilderness, the star of the series Sons of Anarchy (2008) is willing to lose his weight: Up to 15 kilograms.
During filming in the Colombian jungle, the players of The Lost City of Z were required to go on a strict diet. Half-jokingly, Charlie Hunnam recounted that if one of them left for a moment, the others would suspect: That he was sneaking around looking for a snack. Haha..
Besides Charlie Hunnam, Robert Pattinson, who was previously known as a handsome vampire who sucks milk, uh, blood in the Twilight Saga, also does not escape the obligation to lose weight (up to 35 pounds). In addition, the actor who played Corporal Henry Costin (a loyal follower of Colonel Percy Fawcett) also had to grow a thick beard. And wear glasses.
Another heavy thing, both Charlie Hunnam and Robert Pattinson also had to disappear from the hustle and bustle of the world, for six months, while the shooting process was carried out. They went into the Colombian jungle to shoot. Without a computer, telephone and internet. However, uniquely, when interviewed, Hunnam admitted that he felt very free at that time.
On the other hand, James Gray, in fact, has been appointed to direct, and write the script, The Lost City of Z (by Plan B Entertainment) since 2009. In fact, he was sent the novel by David Grann in 2008. A few months before it was published. formally.
Initially, the famous director after producing The Immigrant (2013) was less interested. Because James Gray had never worked on films that smelled of expeditions before. Until, finally, after six years, he began to be moved after reading the book The Lost City of Z. Then decided to adapt it into a film scenario.