September 05, 2013 07:29:50 GMT
Brad Pitt will produce the adaptation of David Grann's bestseller, with James Gray set to direct and write.
Hot on the heels of his rumored involvement in "Star Wars Episode 7", Benedict Cumberbatch is looking forward to teaming up with Brad Pitt in a movie the "World War Z" actor is set to produce. Deadline reports that the "Star Trek Into Darkness" villain enters talks to star in "The Lost City of Z".
The British star, who emerges as a most-in-demand actor, is expected to play Percy Fawcett, who in 1925 headed into the depths of the Amazon jungles in Brazil only to discover a mythical city he called The Lost City of Z. Scorned by peers, he headed back into the jungle to reinforce his discover but was never ever seen again.
Pitt, under his Plan B banner, will produce alongside Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner and Anthony Katagas. It is not clear whether or not the Oscar-nominated actor will also take part as a supporting actor in the feature adaptation of David Grann's best-selling book. James Gray has been appointed to direct and write the script.
Cumberbatch was rumored to reteam with J.J. Abrams in the new "Star Wars" chapter after he suddenly dropped out of "Crimson Peak", in which he was supposed to work with Guillermo Del Toro. His rep, however, has denied the report.
He is currently filming "The Penguins of Madagascar" and will next be seen as the WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, in "The Fifth Estate".