LOS ANGELES, April 6 Mud rising to levels of two
feet bedevilled the filming of "The Lost City Of Z", a true-life
drama about British explorer Colonel Percival Fawcett, who
disappeared in the Amazon in the 1920s while searching for a
Director James Gray found mud to be his biggest challenge
while filming in Colombia, saying, "When mud starts to get two
feet thick and you get stuck in it, you can't move and the
cameras can't move, and nothing can move."
Brad Pitt, whose Plan B production company is among those
behind the movie, returned to the red carpet for the first time
in four months, joining Charlie Hunnam, Robert Pattinson, Sienna
Miller and Tom Holland for Wednesday's premiere in Los Angeles.
Charlie Hunnam plays Fawcett in the film, with Tom Holland
taking the role of his son Jack, while Sienna Miller plays
Pattinson reported having a good time in the jungle during
the filming, however. "I really enjoyed it," he said. "If you're
in a river in boiling heat and monsoon rain with crocodiles,
there's only really one way to behave."
A period piece, "The Lost City Of Z", is based on a book by
author David Grann. Fawcett's first attempt ended prematurely
and during a second 1925 expedition, he and his son, Jack,
disappeared in the Mato Grosso jungle of Brazil.
"The Lost City of Z", directed and written by Gray, opens in
theaters on April 14.
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