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'The Lost City of Z' trivia and fun facts

Advices Director James Gray wrote to Francis Ford Coppola, who helmed "Apocalypse Now," asking for advice about shooting in the jungle. Coppola's two-word reply reads: "Don't go." When Coppola decided to make 'Apocalypse Now', he received the same advice from Roger Corman.
Benedict Cumberbatch Benedict Cumberbatch was cast as Percy Harrison Fawcett but drop out due to schedule conflict. Charlie Hunnam replaced him.
Brad Pitt Brad Pitt was originally slated to star as Percy Fawcett, finally he will be in the movie only like producer.
Explosions During filming of this movie there were such big explosions and gun shots that it was scaring the farmers around where they were shooting.
Producer Brad Pitt's Plan B production company and Paramount Pictures optioned David Grann's The Lost City of Z. James Gray is directing the film, which stars Charlie Hunnam as Fawcett.