If you do not enjoy or at least appreciate the 1999 cinematic masterpiece The Mummy, starring beautiful geniuses Rachel Weisz and Brendan Fraser, I don’t know what to tell you. It is an important film to many people in many ways! And one of those people, it turns out, is Daniel Radcliffe, who is also a fan of The Mummy. Such a fan, in fact, that his Mummy love led straight to his role in the upcoming adventure The Lost City.
“I think that’s a generally good blanket rule,” Radcliffe says in the video below, “is make the films that you would wanna see.” And what he wants to see is more like The Mummy.
Daniel Radcliffe reveals it was a recent rewatch of #TheMummy that led him to a role alongside Sandra Bullock and Channing Tatum in #TheLostCity pic.twitter.com/QBCmqmAVdy
— The Hollywood Reporter (@THR) March 24, 2022
“There are no movies like this,” Radcliffe says, and sadly, that is true. Even the sequels to The Mummy are not like The Mummy.
Radcliffe’s role in The Lost City is not that of an adventurer; no, he’s the eccentric billionaire (and dapper dresser) who kidnaps author Loretta Sage (Sandra Bullock) in an attempt to get her to lead him to the lost city from her latest novel. Channing Tatum is the hunky cover model of Loretta’s books, who decides to prove he’s a hero in real life by rescuing her. Also, Brad Pitt shows up and tosses his hair. It all looks extremely delightful and seems very in keeping with Radcliffe’s recent choices. (Let us not forget that he has played a farting corpse, and will soon be playing Weird Al Yankovic.)
The Lost City opens in theaters tomorrow, March 25th.