What is The Lost City, starring Sandra Bullock and Daniel Radcliffe, about?
by Jaskiran Kaur | Thu, 31 Mar 2022 15:39:04 GMT
Sandra Bullock and Channing Tatum find their way to the treasure in The Lost City; Credits: Polygon

Starring Sandra Bullock, Channing Tatum, and Daniel Radcliffe, The Lost City is an action-comedy genre film following the adventures of a romance writer, Loretta Sage. 

Played by Sandra Bullock, Loretta is a roman author who combines the fun of the genre with the thrill of adventure. She features Alan, played by Channing Tatum, as the cover model of her book, Romancing the Stone fashion.

However, while on a promotional tour for her book, a cunning billionaire, played by Daniel Radcliffe, kidnaps her in the hopes of locating the treasure she mentioned in her adventure book. When cover model Alan hears of it, he can not help but start his own adventure so that he can save Loretta from the terrible kidnapper. 

The film features a script written by Oren Uziel, Dana Fox, Adam Nee, and Aaron Nee. It also stars Da'Vine Joy Randolph, Oscar Nuñez, Patti Harrison, and Bowen Yang.

Sandra Bullock and Daniel Radcliffe have been on their own promotional tour for the film for a while now and shared what it was like to star in the film and much more. They have already shared the experience of watching the film with their audience and have received live good quality feedback on their hard work. 

Sharing his experience of getting to meet the audience of his film, Daniel Radcliffe explained that the pandemic had hindered the star from getting close with his beloved fans for a while now. Finally, getting to watch it with the audience was extraordinary as they could appreciate their audience's reaction. 

It helped them find that there are like-minded people who enjoy productions like The Lost City. Sandra Bullock also mentioned that two years ago the audience would have been skeptical about such a film, but they were very open to its charms in the present day. 

She also appreciated getting the chance to watch the movie with the people of South by Southwest and claimed that they are sweet and filled with love. Radcliffe compared that with the audiences of elite crowds like in the film festivals. 

These people pride themselves on having seen a lot and criticize even more. But a genuine audience was more susceptible to having fun and like the film as it is. 

The actors started talking about their experience in the film by telling that the entire cast in The lost Cit has really great hair. In fact, Sandra Bullock admitted that she would be very happy if she got to have Daniel Radcliffe's hair. 

She also added it would be great if she had his face and eyes too, because she would look like a horse if it was just the hair she could switch. Sandra said that she wouldn't even mind the facial hair if she were Radcliffe. 

Sandra Bullock then talked about the sequined jumpsuit she had to wear in the film for about three months as she was kidnapped in the story. She joked that wearing a jumpsuit and having to pee is the most vulnerable a person can ever get. 

Explaining the mechanism behind the working of a jumpsuit when a person has to attend to the bathroom, Sandra said that people just have to be okay as they use a public restroom stall. And all they can do is pray that no one looks in through the gaps in the bathroom doors. 

But apart from that, wearing a jumpsuit while filming a movie is no easy task either. Sandra revealed that their costume designer was very smart about their outfits and planned ahead of time. She always had a solution to things that other people did not think about. 

For instance, she was concerned that the sequins could hurt Channing Tatum's face, or that all of the sequins they used could end up harming the environment, and hence wanted to be responsible for it. 

The Lost City is based on the story of an author who writes about adventure; Credits: Los Angeles Magazine

She also made sure that the actors could perform their stunts in their outfits and were comfortable around them. The resourceful lady found a collection of sequins rolls from Italy while the global pandemic was raging on and used just enough to make all the jumpsuits they required on the sets. 

The jumpsuits were also supposed to reflect the personality of the wearer, and hence as Sandra named the color she wanted for her outfit, the designer found it. Sandra was extremely animated as she appreciated the works of their costume designer and thanked her for creating the costumes that affected the portrayal of their characters. 

Sandra also revealed that the jumpsuits are more or less like superhero costumes for the characters. The costumes were used throughout the entire length of the film to an extensive degree. The sequins of the jumpsuit play a part as Rafi finds some of them in a river, while there are also chunks of the torn fabric. The costumes played an integral part in the plot of the film. 

Coming to the treasure arc of the film, Sandra said that as actors they get to take their own specific treasures home from the film sets. While her answer was basically the memories that they collected while making the film, Daniel Radcliffe shared that he recently got to take home an accordion from the sets of Weird Al Movie. 

He joked that he would take that accordion with him to the grave but quickly added that the memories they make while shooting films are really important. 

The Lost City was released in the USA theaters on March 25th.