Charlie Hunnam joins The Lost City of Z

Charlie Hunnam has replaced Benedict Cumberbatch as the lead in the upcoming biography The Lost City of Z.

Charlie Hunnam has signed on the dotted line for The Lost City of Z.

The Sons of Anarchy star, who wrapped up his seven-year stint as Jackson ‘Jax’ Teller in the biker drama in December, will lead an all-star cast that includes Robert Pattinson and Sienna Miller.

Charlie is replacing Benedict Cumberbatch in the film, which, due to delays, coincided with his starring role in Marvel’s Doctor Strange.

Charlie, 34, will portray Percival Fawcett in the biography about the British colonial who “disappeared in the 1920s while searching for a mythical city in the Amazon jungles of Brazil that he believed he discovered on a prior expedition,” Collider reports.

The movie is based on the book of the same name by David Grann and will be produced by Plan B Entertainment’s Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner, along with Dale Johnson and Anthony Katagas.

James Gray is on board as director, while he also adapted the screenplay.

While famously turned down the lead role of Christian Grey in the highly-anticipated Fifty Shades of Grey, Charlie hasn't been short of job offers since Sons of Anarchy wrapped.

Along with The Lost City of Z, he will also star in the films Crimson Peak, which sees him reteam with Pacific Rim director Guillermo del Toro, Knights of the Roundtable: King Arthur, directed by Guy Ritchie, and The Mountain Between Us, starring alongside Rosamund Pike.

The Lost City of Z is slated for a 2016 release.

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