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Charlie Hunnam Replaces Benedict Cumberbatch in 'The Lost City of Z'

Sons of Anarchy star Charlie Hunnam has taken over the lead role in The Lost City of Z following the departure of Benedict Cumberbatch, TheWrap reports.

It will now be Hunnam suiting up to play Col. Percival Fawcett in the film based on the real-life quest to return to a mythical city in the Amazon that he claimed to have discovered.

The film adapts David Grann's bestselling 2009 novel of the same name, which expanded upon a New Yorker article he wrote four years earlier. James Gray will direct the film, with Sienna Miller is attached to play Fawcett's wife, Nina. Robert Pattinson will also star.

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Cumberbatch had to drop out of the project due to his new commitment as Marvel's Doctor Strange. Production on The Lost City of Z is expected to begin in early 2015.

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