Brad Pitt enters The Lost City

Brad Pitt will follow up his role as soldier in “Inglorious Basterds” with a similar part.

The actor will play a British spy and soldier in director James Gray’s (“We Own the Night”) “The Lost City of Z”.

The pic, based on the upcoming book by David Grann, tells of Percy Fawcett, a soldier who left Victorian society to explore in the Amazon, and became obsessed by the idea of an advanced civilization he called Z, which he believed existed in the depths of the jungle. Along with his son, Fawcett headed into the jungle in 1925 in search of Z and was never seen again.

“This is a terrific opportunity to do something entirely different for me,” Gray said. “It is a story that will be told with an epic scale, with a main character who is larger than life.”

Variety has the full-story.