The Big Comeback: David Fincher Is Going To Make A Movie For Netflix
The director hadn't made any films since ‘Gone Girl’. He returns with a beautiful casting to retrace the story of Citizen Kane.
After creating the series House of Cards, Mindhunter, and Love, Death & Robots, David Fincher will produce a biopic for Netflix called "Mank", according to Variety.
In this drama, Gary Oldman will play Citizen Kane writer Herman Mankiewicz. A true film lover, David Fincher will focus on a legendary history of the seventh art: the tumultuous conception of Orson Welles' classic. Released in 1941, Citizen Kane is considered one of the best films of all time and has won Herman Mankiewicz an Oscar.
This project was reportedly written by the filmmaker's father, Jack Fincher, who died in 2003. The film had been sleeping in a cardboard box for years, the studios were initially not very excited. Deadline states that the director was considering directing Mank after The Game, released in 1997.
Netflix has therefore decided to trust David Fincher. The feature film, which will be filmed in black and white, will surely make as much noise as Alfonso Cuarón's Roma, if not more. After all, since Gone Girl, we've been waiting for the master to return to the cinema.
Shooting will begin in November.
By Lucille Bion, published on 11/07/2019