Charlie Hunnam (Sons of Anarchy, Pacific Rim) will receive the 2017 CinemaCon Male Star of the Year Award during this year’s CinemaCon Big Screen Achievement Awards ceremony. Hunnam is being recognized with the award in support of his starring role in Warner Bros. Pictures’ King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, directed by Guy Ritchie and opening in theaters on May 12th. Hunnam also has a starring role in The Lost City of Z which is heading to theaters on April 14th.
Announcing Hunnam’s selection for the honor, CinemaCon’s Managing Director Mitch Neuhauser said, “Having captured the attention of audiences around the world with his standout performances on the small screen in Sons of Anarchy as well as on the big screen in such films as Children of Men and Cold Mountain, 2017 is sure to be Charlie Hunnam’s year with his starring turns in King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, and Lost City of Z. We could not be more thrilled to honor such a talented actor with our ‘CinemaCon Male Star of the Year Award.’”
CinemaCon is the official annual convention for the National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO). This year’s event will be held at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas from March 27-30.
The King Arthur: Legend of the Sword Plot: The film is an iconoclastic take on the classic Excalibur myth, tracing Arthur’s journey from the streets to the throne. When the child Arthur’s father is murdered, Vortigern (Jude Law), Arthur’s uncle, seizes the crown. Robbed of his birthright and with no idea who he truly is, Arthur comes up the hard way in the back alleys of the city. But once he pulls the sword from the stone, his life is turned upside down and he is forced to acknowledge his true legacy.
The Lost City of Z Plot: This incredible true story follows Fawcett as he journeys into the Amazon at the dawn of the 20th century and discovers evidence of a previously unknown, advanced civilization that may have once inhabited the region. Despite being ridiculed by the scientific establishment, who regard indigenous populations as “savages,” the determined Fawcett, supported by his devoted wife (Sienna Miller), son (Tom Holland) and aide-de-camp (Robert Pattison) returns time and again to his beloved jungle in an attempt to prove his case, culminating in his mysterious disappearance in 1925.