Brad Pitt has dropped out of Paramount Pictures' Lost City of Z adaptation of the non-fiction book by New Yorker staff writer David Grann, about the quest to find the infamous El Dorado, reports Vulture.

Brad Pitt was to portray Col. Percy Fawcett, who led a 1925 expedition into the jungles of Brazil to search for the golden Amazonian city, only to vanish. Brad Pitt allegedly dropped out after an impasse with Paramount over compensation for Lost City of Z's director James Gray.

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No production date has been set.