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James Gray’s much anticipated The Lost City of Z has been announced as the Closing Night Film of the New York Film Festival. NYFF previously announced that Ava DuVernay’s documentary The 13th will open the festival, while the Mike Mills’s 20th Century Women will premiere in the Centerpiece slot.
The Lost City of Z tells the true story of famed British explorer Percy Fawcett, who, in 1925, ventured into the Amazon jungle in search of a fabled civilization and never returned. It stars Charlie Hunnam as Fawcett and co-stars Tom Holland, Sienna Miller and Robert Pattinson.
“James Gray is one of the finest filmmakers we have. Each of his movies is so beautifully wrought, visually and emotionally, but The Lost City Of Z represents something new. It’s a true epic, spanning two continents and three decades, and it’s a genuine vision of the search for sublimity,” said NYFF festival director Kent Jones. Gray’s last film, The Immigrant, played the 2014 festival.
The film is expected to bow in 2017, probably a good plan by Paramount Pictures as the distributor already has a packed awards slate for this year.
Here is the trailer: