In a production film shuffle,  Robert Pattinson and Charlie Hunnam’s Lost City of Z’s North American distribution rights are being bought out by Amazon.

The project, based on David Grann’s best-selling book, was originally set up at Paramount Pictures, where Pitt has a first-look deal. But the studio stalled on getting the drama off the ground, and Gray took back the rights and assembled independent financing from MICA Entertainment.

According to THR Amazon is in final negotiations to acquire North American rights of the film. Amazon partners with traditional distributors to include a theatrical component to its release as it did with Woody Allen’s Cafe Society, Nicholas Winding Refn’s The Neon Demon and Whit Stillman’s Love & Friendship. Likewise, it will partner with a distributor for Lost City of Z at a later date, but insiders say that Paramount may re-emerge in that capacity.

So no need to despair yet, the film may yet see a theatrical release but unless it’s late December it may not be until 2017. 

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