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Channing Tatum Is Disappointed The Lost City Dropped Its Original, Dirtier Title

Channing Tatum Is Disappointed The Lost City Dropped Its Original, Dirtier Title
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Channing Tatum and Sandra Bullock will be starring in an adventure comedy known as The Lost City. Initially, the film's title was The Lost City of D, and Tatum says that is the title he preferred.

In an interview with Variety, the actor says he wished they had not dropped the 'D.' The letter actually had a phallic undertone.

The change to the title was announced by Paramount Pictures during a CinemaCon presentation in August 2021. The film will be a romantic comedy with a lot of action.

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Bullock will act as a romance novelist who finds herself on a jungle adventure with her cover model, Tatum. In a recent description of the film by the two stars, Tatum's character was nude and covered in leeches in one of the scenes.

Tatum also said that there were no live leeches on the film set. Someone glued rubber leeches on him, including his butt, while he was buck naked.

The racier title was supposed to give the film a title that played on the title of the nonfiction book, The Lost City of Z. The book was based on a British explorer known as Percy Fawcett, who was searching for the lost city of Amazon.

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The book was adapted into a film in 2016, and it starred Charlie Hunnam, Robert Pattinson, and Tom Holland.

The Lost City will be directed by Adam and Aaron Nee, who was one of the co-writers on the screenplay with Oren Uziel on 22 Jump Street.

In the film, Daniel Radcliffe will appear as an eccentric billionaire. He kidnaps Bullock's character and leads her to an ancient city from her book.

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Brad Pitt also gets a cameo appearance in the movie.

Paramount Pictures has also released several images from The Lost City to promote the film. The promos demonstrate many exciting adventures and exotic places viewers will see once the film is released.

The Lost City is expected to be in theaters on March 25.