Movie Fact #173 - March 18th, 2021

Updated: Mar 19, 2021

 

The 2016 film The Lost City of Z actually was in development for over six years with James Gray first hired by Paramount Pictures and Plan B Entertainment to write and direct the film back in In February of 2009. Based on David Grann's book of the same name, Gray was not initially sure why Plan B sent him the book, as he explained himself:

"When I was sent the book in the fall of 2008, it hadn’t yet been published. I didn’t know what it was and I hadn’t heard of the story at all. It takes place outside of New York, and it’s a period piece in the United Kingdom and the jungle. So I had no idea why the people at Plan B decided to send me this book, because nothing in my prior work had shown that I could do anything like this. Maybe it was an act of madness on their part."

Despite this, the film went on to be critically praised showing, sometimes, the last person you might consider is the right person for the job. Stay tuned!

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