The Curious Case of Benjamin Button star Brad Pitt and We Own the Night director James Gray are teaming up for a new project. According to Variety, they are adapting the book Lost City of Z, which Paramount Studios have acquired the rights to. Pitt will star in and produce the film, while Gray will direct.

More on Pitt’s role after the jump

Pitt will star in the lead role as British soldier Percy Fawcett.

Fawcett left Victorian society to explore in the Amazon, and he became obsessed by the idea of an advanced civilization he called Z, which he believed existed in the depths of the jungle. Along with his son, Fawcett headed into the jungle in 1925 in search of Z and was never seen again.