Robert Pattinson’s “The Lost City Of Z” To Close New York Film Festival
The Lost City Of Z, starring Robert Pattinson and Charlie Hunnam, will close the 2016 New York Film Festival, it was announced on Wednesday. The event will also serve as the upcoming movie’s world premiere.
As Gossip Cop has reported, the movie tells the story of real-life explorer Percy Fawcett (Hunnam), who goes on an expedition to find the “lost city of Z,” accompanied by a fellow explorer (Pattinson). Tom Holland and Sienna Miller also star. Produced by Brad Pitt and directed by James Gray, production took place last year.
NYFF Director and Selection Committee Chair Kent Jones says in a statement, “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.”
And Gray himself says, “It’s truly a dream come true for me to have The Lost City Of Z selected for the closing night of the New York Film Festival. I couldn’t be more honored that the film’s world premiere will be in my hometown, a city I still love above all others.”
The gala screening will take place on October 15. As Gossip Cop reported, an early trailer for The Lost City Of Z leaked online in April. The film doesn’t yet have a distributor, but that could change after the festival.