Paramount has released the first pictures of Channing Tatum and Sandra Bullock  in the action comedy The Lost City previously called  Lost City of D.

Bullock plays bright but lonely author Loretta Sage, famous for writing romance and adventure novels, all with handsome model Alan (Tatum) on the cover. Alan, whom Tatum describes to EW as a “modern day Fabio”, has dedicated his life to embody the character of the hero, Dash.

While on tour promoting her new book with Alan, Loretta is kidnapped by an eccentric billionaire named Fairfax ( Daniel Radcliffe ) who hopes she can lead him to the ancient treasure of his latest story. Thrust into an epic jungle adventure, the unlikely couple must work together to survive the elements and find the treasure before it’s lost forever.

Characters and dynamics

The two performers acknowledge that the comparisons with In pursuit of the green stone , the 1984 blockbuster, are appropriate. Tatum explains:

“They don’t make films like that anymore. This is sort of a one of those moments to see if we can land on a new version of that kind of genre film… This is a completely unique and original story ”.

Speaking of their characters, Bullock adds that she and Tatum play opposite poles – her character is a recluse, while he is full of life – which she describes as a kind of gender role reversal for this genre of films:

“That’s the beauty of it, you can take old scenarios and make them completely new. And the fun part of the male-female narrative is that now we can turn it around because it’s no longer: ‘This is the role of the woman. This is the role of man ”.

You can mess this up and create a whole new dynamic. And that’s more or less what we did. “

As for the villain played by Radcliffe, Bullock lets it slip:

“Everyone will be amazed [for his character]. It’s so insanely beautiful and sneaky. I don’t know how to explain it. But you would never think that he plays the villain so beautifully and calmly and in such an attractive way. It will really surprise everyone. “

Brad Pitt’s action-packed, stunt-filled cameo shot in just four days. Bullock and Tatum both agree that Pitt stole the show. Bullock:

“And we let him. It came and tore it apart. It’s really funny”.

Tatum added:

“He came in and played a certain character who fits into this strange world, and he’s fully and totally committed to it.
I met him, but working with him was a completely different thing. I couldn’t concentrate.
It was truly an out-of-body experience in many ways ”.

The cast

Also in the cast are:  Patti Harrison  (Shrill) and  Da’Vine Joy Randolph  (Dolemite Is My Name), Oscar Nunez and Bowen Yang . A cameo from Brad Pitt .

The film, described as following the lines of  In Pursuit of the Green Stone , is based on an idea by  Seth Gordon  (How to Kill the Boss … and Live Happy, Baywatch), who produces the film with his  Exhibit A Films , Bullock with his  Fortis Films  together with  Liza Chasin  and his  3dot Productions .

The Lost City is directed by  Adam  and  Aaron Nee , while  Dana Fox  wrote the most recent version of the script. The first draft was the work of  Oren Uziel  (22 Jump Street, The Cloverfield Paradox).

It will be released in US theaters from March 25, 2022 by Paramount.