Brad Pitt to play missing explorer

By Alexandra Heilbron on April 2, 2008 | 15 Comments

Brad PittBrad Pitt wants to produce and star in The Lost City of Z, a movie about British explorer Percy Fawcett who disappeared in the Amazon jungle in 1925 during an expedition to find a lost city, according to Daily Variety. Fawcett’s adventures are said to be one of the inspirations for action hero Indiana Jones. Countless explorers have since attempted to retrace Fawcett’s route to try to solve the riddle of his disappearance, to no avail. Meanwhile, Pitt has two films for release this year: Burn After Reading and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.

Comments & Discussion

  1. Awsomenosity • April 2, 2008 @ 10:33 AM

    Sounds interesting

  2. Anonymous • April 2, 2008 @ 10:38 AM

    He doesn’t look anything like him!

  3. tributegirl • April 2, 2008 @ 11:31 AM

    Fawcett probably became Amazon food, they will probably never find any trace of him because there probably ISN’T any trace of him left.

  4. Nancy • April 2, 2008 @ 11:53 AM

    Amazon food…I totally agree, Tributegirl!!

  5. anonymous2 • April 2, 2008 @ 1:28 PM

    Brad Pitt is looking like an old relic lately.

  6. Arnold • April 2, 2008 @ 7:54 PM

    mmmm Amazon food,

  7. Anonymous • April 2, 2008 @ 11:20 PM

    Percy Fawcett, Amelia Earhart, and all the other planes and remains that have mysteriously disappeared were really abducted by aliens.

    Maybe Tom Cruise knows something about it and will be a script consultant for the film!

  8. Nancy • April 3, 2008 @ 8:52 AM

    I don’t know if Tom Cruise will have time for that. There are only 24 hours in a day!! His current job is quite time consuming….I mean, jumping around on couches and playing psychiatrist to the stars….busy, busy. Dirty job but somebody’s gotta do it!!!

  9. Nancy • April 3, 2008 @ 8:53 AM

    Oh, what you talkin’ bout, Arnold??

  10. sk8tergirl • April 3, 2008 @ 3:25 PM

    Amazon food……Hmmmmm……..

    It could be, but what if it was something else?

    Anyways, can’t wait for the movie!

  11. Nancy • April 3, 2008 @ 3:37 PM

    Well, he disappeared in the Amazon jungle…it could have been something else for sure, like a heart attack or whatever, but I think either way, he still filled something’s gut!!

  12. A Fart of My Own Vintage • April 3, 2008 @ 5:53 PM

    I wonder how much a “Meet ‘n’ Greet Percy Fawcett” would fetch on eBay…?

  13. Arnold • April 3, 2008 @ 8:33 PM

    Was Idi Amen around in those day’s. Was any of his family or dinner party. Could explain disappearance and dinner plans.

  14. tributegirl • April 5, 2008 @ 3:43 PM

    I think he was a feast for some wild amazon tribe. Probably used his bones for jewellery, or maybe to ward off evil spirits. Either way, I think there were some full amazon bellies!

  15. Anonymous • April 6, 2008 @ 8:14 PM

    Idi Amin – Africa.

    Amazon – South America.


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