Filming of Brad Pitt and Sienna Miller movie starts near Ballygally

Location of the Lost City of Z. INLT 37-055-PSB
Location of the Lost City of Z. INLT 37-055-PSB

Brad Pitt’s new movie The Lost City of Z, which stars Sienna Millar, Robert Pattinson and Charlie Hunnam, has started filming outside Ballygally.

The Times captured exclusive pictures of fires being lit at the set and vans for the cast and crew, while Ballygally residents revealed that extras have told them they have been digging trenches in preparation for the shoot.

Scenes for the Hollywood production have already been shot in locations across the Province, including Greyabbey, Ballintoy and East Belfast.

The Lost City of Z, which is being produced by Brad Pitt’s Plan B company, is scheduled for release next year.

The film is based on David Grann’s 2009 book about legendary British explorer Percy Fawcett, who ventured into the Amazon jungle in search of a mystical city in 1925, but never returned.

The local area is fast becoming a popular filming location.

The Lost City of Z follows hot on the heels of HBO blockbuster Game of Thrones, which shot scenes for its upcoming season at Sallagh Brae last month.