Paramount Pictures just picked up Lost City of Z, a David Grann manuscript about the search for a lost city in the Amazon, with Brad Pitt to produce and potentially star in the feature adaptation through his Plan B shingle.

According to Variety, Grann's forthcoming nonfiction book concerns British explorer Col. Percy Harrison Fawcett, who was attempting to find the so-called City of Z when he and his party disappeared in 1925. Over the next 70 years, scores of explorers tried and failed to retrace Fawcett's path, including a 1996 expedition of Brazilian adventurers. Pitt would play Fawcett.

No production date has been set.