Tom Holland and Robert Pattinson are set to team up for the first time since 2011’s Burnt, with the duo’s first collaboration being a dramatized version of the author’s 1929 classic, The Lost City of Z. The film will be released on April 23, 2020.

The cast of the film was revealed on Tuesday with Daniel Wu (The Beast ) portraying the legendary writer, Kirby Goodman. The film also stars Sienna Guillory (TV’s Vikings ) and Harry Lloyd (Doctor Strange). Production on the adaptation began earlier this year with shooting taking place in London.


The story focuses on a New York City banker, Lionel Verne (Rourke), who travels to the Amazon to inspect the town of Z for a client, only to run into trouble when a tribe of indigenous people attack him. Finding himself caught between a rock and a hard place, Verne seeks help from a local tribe leader (Bruce), who then leads him to a legendary city hidden deep within the rainforest. The location of this “lost city” of Z is guarded by a tribe of warrior women, known as the Apokanya, who are terrified of outsiders. After a series of misunderstandings and misadventures, Verne teams up with scientist Stephen Gordon (Goodman) and photographer Franklin Sheehan (Pattinson) to locate the legendary city and bring back proof that it exists.

While the story concerns itself with a quest for truth, there are numerous references to fiction, including The Jungle Book, The Lost World, and Sinbad. The plot also draws inspiration from several epics, including The Thousand and One Nights and The Odyssey.


Daniel Wu is known for his recurring role as the beast king, Chenoa, in the Game of Thrones (GoT) series. In the role, Wu portrayed a Chinese man who was arrogant, vain, and often ruthless. He’s best known for his performance in Season 1’s “Beyond the Wall” where he battled Jon Snow. In the books, he is described as being over 7 feet tall and possessing a 7-foot dragon head as a mask. The character was such a success that he’s been featured in several other series, including The Handmaid’s Tale, Dark, and Killing Eve. In 2021, he’ll star in The New York Times best-selling novels, Chernobyl: Zone 1 and Chernobyl: Zone 2. (Photo: Daniel Wu)


Fresh off of a lead role in the upcoming prison drama series, Harlem, where she played the dual role of Dancer/Activist Zora, Sienna Guillory has scored several other series and films. She’s best known for playing opposite Matt Dillon in the 1992 film, The Firm. The duo’s characters, Maureen “Moe” Delaney and Jimmy Patel, were arrested and placed on trial for their illicit drug dealing. Since then, she’s appeared in several other big-name projects, including the upcoming Disney film, Dumbo, the 2021 disaster epic, 2021: After the Lockdown, and the Woody Allen film, Wonderful Wizard of Oz. On the small screen, she’s appeared on shows like Once Upon a Time, The Handmaid’s Tale, and The Vampire Diaries. (Photo: Sienna Guillory)


British actor Harry Lloyd’s big break came in 2019 when he nabbed the leading role in the upcoming James Bond film, Mandalay. He then went on to star in the upcoming Netflix adaptation of Louis C. K.’s Odds Against Tomorrow. The film is described as a “dazzling blend of drama, fantasy, and suspense.” Since then, Lloyd has been working hard to nail down more leading roles in major films and TV shows. He’s also developing his own projects, including the drama series, Spartacus.

Meanwhile, on the small screen, Lloyd has had leading roles in the TV shows, The Handmaid’s Tale and The Escape. In 2020, he’ll star in the HBO series, Deadwood, based on the influential and award-winning series created by David Milch. Milch’s original series focused on the camp life in the American West. Lloyd will play a British spy named Alfred Pennyworth, who works for Lord Batman.


Robert Pattinson is perhaps best known for his role as vampire, Viktor, in the Twilight franchise. The actor has gone on to star in several other high-profile projects, including the upcoming James Bond film, Mandalay. He then played a lead role in the 2020 science fiction thriller, On Forgotten Islands. In 2021, he’ll star in the Netflix series, Daybreak, which is based on the BBC mini-series, of the same name. (Photo: Robert Pattinson)


Stephen Gordon is a British paleontologist and television host, known for his fieldwork in Central America and South Africa as well as his appearances on shows like The Flesh Tiger, Tyrannosaurs Inc., and Horizon: The Ultimate Adventure. He’s the founder and Director of the international charity, The Leprosy Mission. On the big screen, Gordon has appeared in the films, Coraline, Ender’s Game, and The Curse of La Llorona. (Photo: Stephen Gordon)


British photographer Franklin Sheehan is best known for his celebrity portraits. Many of his subjects are related to art, including the famous fashion designer, Kate Moss. Sheehan has gone on to photograph various cultural and historical events, including the marriage of HRH Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip in 2018. (Photo: Franklin Sheehan)

Sheehan then collaborated with fashion designer Kate Moss to produce two books of portraits, one of which is based on Moss’s recent Spring/Summer 2021 collection. The projects are designed to compliment and expand on each other. In 2020, Moss and Sheehan will produce a documentary about the English artist, Duncan McKenzie.


Bruce is an international superstar, known for his work in musical theater. He’s currently starring as King Arthur in the HBO series, The Once and Future King. He’s also portrayed the title character in several films, including the Halloween series, where he’s played the part of Dracula 13 times. (Photo: Bruce)

Some of Bruce’s other big-name credits include Les MisérablesMiss SaigonMary Queen of ScotsHamletJesus Christ SuperstarThe Lion King, and The Phantom of the Opera. Additionally, he’s recorded an album of original music, The Sleeping Dragon, and a soundtrack for the film, Anna Karenina.