On Thursday, 16 December, we were blessed with the first look at the new comedy The Lost City.
The film features Bullock as a romance author, Loretta Sage, “a reclusive woman who writes about adventurous, exotic settings”. And opposite her is Tatum, her hunky cover model called Alan, who doesn’t quite understand that he is not actually the hero Loretta writes about.
And during one of their latest book tours, Loretta is kidnapped by a billionaire played by Daniel Radcliffe. He believes that she can lead him to an ancient treasure featured in her latest plot.
And as a result, Alan, who wants to show Loretta that he is a real-life hero, tries to save her.
Brad Pitt’s surprise cameo
Brad Pitt of course steals the show – even just in the trailer for the film. And in a recent interview, Bullock explained how it came to be for Pitt to make an appearance in the film.
Apparently, the pair share a hairstylist, who got the actress to star opposite Pitt in his Bullet Train movie. But only if he agreed to appear in The Lost City. And so he did.
“He just came in, and he tore it up. He’s really funny,” she said of Pitt’s performance.
“He came in and played a certain character that fits into this weird world, and just signed up for it completely and wholly,” Tatum added. “I’ve met him, but to get to work with him was a whole different thing. I couldn’t focus. It was really an out-of-body experience in a lot of ways.”
Daniel Radcliffe as a villain?
All the Potter-heads out there are currently just dying to see the rest of the film to see Radcliffe’s performance as a villain. But luckily, Bullock assures that fans will be surprised.
“He’s so crazy handsome and devious. I don’t know how to explain him,” she said. “But you wouldn’t think that he plays sinister so beautifully and calmly and in such an attractive way. He’s going to really surprise people.”
Channing Tatum hopes viewers will get the most out of The Lost City
Tatum also shared what he hopes viewers of the film will get out of the adventure comedy.
“Movies for me and for my entire life have been escapism, and I’ve learned you go for entertainment,” he said. “But with good movies, you end up learning lessons, because you get to watch characters learn things along the way and grow. I hope that people really love the devotion and the intention to make such an escapism film, and to try to give them something that is still emotional and that you care about, but yet still has real true fun.”
Watch the trailer for The Lost City below: