Produced by Brad Pitt’s Plan B, the Amazon Studios/Bleecker Street film makes its world premiere Saturday at the New York Film Festival, where it’s the closing-night movie.
Amazon Studios and Bleecker Street have settled on a release date for the Charlie Hunnam starrer The Lost City of Z.
The film, directed by James Gray, will open in select theaters on April 21, 2017, and then expand. News of the release date comes on the eve of the movie’s world premiere at the 2016 New York Film Festival, where it’s the closing-night movie.
Amazon’s original-movie division beat out other rivals in picking up rights to The Lost City of Z in September. It then partnered with Andrew Karpen’s Bleecker Street on the movie’s theatrical rollout. Amazon’s Bob Berney will spearhead the marketing and distribution of The Lost City of Z alongside the Bleecker Street team.
The film, which also stars Tom Holland, Robert Pattinson, Sienna Miller and Angus Macfadyen, is produced by Brad Pitt’s Plan B.
Set in 1925 and based on David Grann’s best-selling book of the same name, the true-life drama centers on British explorer Col. Percival Fawcett (Hunnam), who disappeared while searching for a mysterious city in the Amazon. Gray penned the adapted script.
Sierra/Affinity is repping the film internationally.
Pitt, Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner produced Lost City of Z via Plan B alongside Dale Armin Johnson and Anthony Katagas. Executive producers include Marc Butan and Mark Huffam.
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Warner Bros. has set a Dec. 25 limited release date for Ben Affleck’s “Live by Night” — placing the period crime drama in possible awards contention.
“Live by Night,” Affleck’s first directorial effort since “Argo,” will expand into wide release on Jan. 13 as previously announced.
The film is based on Dennis Lehane’s Prohibition-era crime novel and stars Affleck, Sienna Miller, Chris Messina, Zoe Saldana, Chris Cooper, and Elle Fanning. Affleck directed from his own adapted script.
Shooting began in October in Georgia.
Affleck plays the son of a Boston police captain who becomes a bootlegger and rum-runner in Florida during the ’20s. Affleck is producing through his Pearl Street banner along with Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson through their Appian Way company. Jennifer Todd is also producing.
Warner Bros. originally acquired the rights to Lehane’s novel in 2012 with the intention of DiCaprio starring.
The original release date was to be Dec. 25, 2015, with Warner pushing back the opening twice.
A story set in the Prohibition Era and centered around a group of individuals and their dealings in the world of organized crime.