David Fincher and Gary Oldman are teaming up for a new Netflix movie, based on the life of Herman Mankiewicz.
Fincher, whose last feature film was Gone Girl, is no stranger to the streaming giant, having worked on House of Cards and also the TV series Mindhunter. Specific details aren’t yet known, but sources told Variety that the movie will follow the development of the script for Citizen Kane, which means that its director, Orson Welles, may also be portrayed on screen.
One role that has been confirmed is Herman, who will be played by Gary Oldman. The Oscar-winning actor, fresh from Darkest Hour’s awards success, is no stranger to Netflix either, having starred in Steven Soderbergh’s The Laundromat, also for the streaming giant.
The film is simply titled Mank, and based on a script by Fincher’s late father, Jack, who wrote it before passing away in 2003. The movie will be in black-and-white, and will be produced by Fincher, Cean Chaffin and Douglas Urbanski. Production is slated to begin in November.