Cumberbatch Seeks 'The Lost City of Z'

It's not Star Wars, but it's pretty far out there all the same: Deadline reports that Benedict Cumberbatch is in negotiations to headline The Lost City of Z for Brad Pitt's Plan B Entertainment.

Directed by James Gray, The Lost City of Z is an adaptation of the David Grann novel about British Colonel Percy Fawcett's 1920s expedition to Brazil to find a mythical city — a city he claims to have found on a previous voyage.

It's the latest role for Cumberbatch, who recently made headlines for his rumored involvement in J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: Episode VII. Reports suggested Cumberbatch would play a Sith Lord in Disney's anticipated Star Wars resurrection, but the actor's representatives have since denied he has signed on for the film.

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