Would you entrust your life to your favorite book cover model? Unfortunately, in The Lost City, Loretta had little choice in that matter.
The Lost City stars Sandra Bullock as grieving romance novelist Loretta and Channing Tatum as bumbling but kind-hearted cover model Alan. The film also stars Da’Vine Joy Randolph as publishing agent Beth Hatten, Patti Harrison as social media manager Allison, Brad Pitt as rough-n-tough ex-Marine Jack Trainer, and Daniel Radcliffe as the eccentric billionaire kidnapper Abigail Fairfax.
The basis of this star-packed film is Loretta getting kidnapped by Abigail Fairfax to essentially unearth a massive treasure that was depicted in her recent book. Once learning of her kidnapping, Alan (and later Beth) goes on a quest to save her, which turns into a comical adventure to the tomb where it’s buried in The Lost City of D.
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The Lost City was filmed to its entirety in the Dominican Republic. However, some regions were heavily featured in the film.
Along with its lush rainforests that Loretta (Bullock) and Alan (Tatum) had to hike and climb through, Samana is abundant with wild beaches, rolling valleys, coconut plantations and even brilliant rivers. There are many activities available to travelers looking for both an oasis and adventure, everything from horseback-riding to boat-hopping to trekking up the multitude of mountains and pretending you are in The Lost City.
The Colonial City was featured in the film as well. Surely because of its architectural attributes and narrow pathways that merge both history and mystery. Many of the colonial buildings still stand today. Visitors can explore both the sea views via any one of the fabulous rooftop lounges or the eclectic museum attractions.
Pinewood Dominican Republic Studios
20 minutes from their International Airport is the Pinewood Dominican Republic Studios, where most of the interior scenes were executed, this includes Loretta’s book event. The studio hosts a plethora of different locals to film, whether production needs sound stages, dressing rooms or an 8-acre facility for professional diving. This 43-acre site has all the state-of-the-art equipment to produce your next film!
Casa de Campo Resort
If you’re looking for a world class resort where you can get both your back and feet massaged AT THE SAME TIME, like Beth after rescuing Alan and Loretta, Casa de Campo is the place to be! This exclusive gate community is known for hosting high profile guests. Along with 7 highly rated restaurants, they have their Minitas Beach Club, shopping, an Equestrian Center with Polo and Shooting Courses, and 3 of the most pristine white beaches in the Caribbean.
You can catch The Lost City in theaters today!