Ancient treasure, a lost city, billionaire baddies — by the looks of the first trailer for The Lost City, Sandra Bullock and Channing Tatum really have their hands full.
The film, directed by brothers Adam and Aaron Nee, also features Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Patti Harrison, Oscar Nunez, Bowen Yang, and a cameo by Brad Pitt.
Bullock and Tatum previously teased the cameo in an exclusive first look with EW, with the former revealing it’s a stunt-heavy part that steals the show.
“And we let him. He just came in, and he tore it up. He’s really funny,” she said of Pitt.
Added Tatum, “He came in and played a certain character that fits into this weird world, and just signed up for it completely and wholly. I’ve met him, but to get to work with him was a whole different thing. I couldn’t focus. It was really an out-of-body experience in a lot of ways.”
The Lost City, formerly titled The Lost City of D, is set to be released in 2022. The film will follow the story of a reclusive romance writer Loretta Sage, played by Bullock, who gets caught up in a kidnapping attempt with her book’s cover model, played by Tatum. The story will swing into outlandish adventures, leaving Loretta to navigate her way through the thick of a jungle. Radcliffe rounds out the main trio playing Fairfax, an eccentric billionaire who orchestrates the abduction plot.
When discussing the romantic-comedy elements of the film with EW, Bullock brought up the ways in which The Lost City works to flip certain stereotypes on their head, saying, “That’s what’s so much fun about it, you can take old setups and easily make them new. And the fun thing about the male-female narrative is that now we can turn it on its ear because it’s no longer, ‘This is the woman’s role. This is the man’s role.’ You can mess with all of that and create a whole new dynamic. And that’s sort of what we did.”
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