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Robert Pattinson's headed deep into the jungle.
E! News has confirmed the Twilight heartthrob has signed on to star with Benedict Cumberbatch in James Gray's The Lost City of Z, about famed British explorer Percy Fawcett who vanished in 1925 while searching the Amazon for a mythical lost city.
The film is based on David Grann's 2009 best-seller, The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obssession in the Amazon and was originally optioned by Brad Pitt's company, Plan B, as a vehicle for the A-lister. Pitt has since dropped out but will remain as a producer.
The project, which has been languishing in development, gained steam in September after it was announced that Cumberbatch, who made waves this year playing the villain in Star Trek Into Darkness and WikiLeaks mastermind Julian Assange in The Fifth Estate, was coming aboard to play colonial adventurer.