Recent addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Benedict Cumberbatch is dropping out of the lead role for “The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon” movie adaptation, “Lost City of Z” replacing him is “Sons of Anarchy” star Charlie Hunnam. Read on to know more about the details of this scoop.
Benedict Cumberbatch made the deal last 2013 to star in the movie adaptation of David Grann’s bestselling novel, “The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon.” The movie title was shortened into “Lost City of Z” where he is supposed to star alongside “American Sniper” actress Sienna Miller and “Twilight” alum Robert Pattinson. However, that was before he got casted as one of Marvel’s Phase 3 superheroes, “Doctor Strange.” With his schedule being very hectic as ever as he deals with his movie projects, his continuing his role as BBC’s super sleuth, “Sherlock” and his engagement with fiancé Sophie Hunter, one cannot blame the British actor to be dropping some of his prior movie engagements.
Based on Deadline’s report, Hunnam signed on to play the role of British explorer Col. Percival Fawcett in “The Lost City of Z,” taking the place of Cumberbatch as the British actor pushed on to pursue his other film projects. The movie that is based on David Grann’s novel is a 1925 “true-life drama that tells the story of one British explorer who got lost during his exploration in search for the mysterious city in the Amazon.”
“The Lost City of Z” is backed by Hollywood A-lister Brad Pitt, along with Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner through Plan B Entertainment. They will also be joined in by Dale Johnson and Anthony Katagas. Executive producing are Marc Butan, Julie B. May and Glenn Murray of MICA Entertainment.
Hunnam will be appearing in Guillermo del Toro’s supernatural thriller, “Crimson Peak” this Oct. 16, 2015 and is also set to star in Guy Ritchie’s new “King Arthur” franchise by Summer 2016. Meanwhile,Cumberbatch recently got his Oscar Nomination for Best Actor for his role in “The Imitation Game” and catch him as he joins the Marvel Cinematic Universe as “Doctor Strange” premiering on Nov. 4, 2016.
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