Brad Pitt to star in Amazon adventure
Brad Pitt is to star in and produce an adventure movie about an intrepid British explorer who undertakes an expedition in the Amazon in search of a lost city of gold, Variety reported Tuesday. ( dpa )
The movie will be based on an article by David Grann in the New Yorker magazine called The Lost City of Z, and a forthcoming book of the same name which tells the story of British explorer Colonel Percy Harrison Fawcett.
Fawcett was attempting to find the so-called City of Z when he and his party disappeared in 1925.
Over the following 70 years, scores of explorers tried and failed to retrace Fawcett's path, including a 1996 expedition of Brazilian adventurers. Pitt would play Fawcett - who some believe he actually found the lost city and established a secret commune there.