Lily Collins, Charles Dance join David Fincher’s Mank
Staff Reporter | On 19, Oct 2019Reading time: 2 mins
Lily Collins and Charles Dance are among the big names joining Mank, David Fincher’s new Netflix movie.
The project, announced earlier this year, will follow the development of Citizen Kane, with a focus on screenwriter Herman Mankiewicz.
Based on a script by Fincher’s late father, Jack, the movie will be in black-and-white, and will be produced by Fincher, Cean Chaffin and Douglas Urbanski.
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. He’s already secured a big name for the lead, with Gary Oldman – fresh from Steven Soderbergh’s Netflix film The Laundromat – set to play Herman.
Now, he’s rounding out the rest of the cast, with Amanda Seyfried, Lily Collins, Tuppence Middleton, Arliss Howard (The Time Traveler’s Wife), Charles Dance (Game Of Thrones), Ferdinand Kingsley (Dracula Untold), Jamie McShane (Gone Girl), Joseph Cross (Milk), Sam Troughton (Chernobyl), Toby Leonard Moore (Billions), Tom Burke (The Souvenir) and Tom Pelphrey (Iron Fist) all joining the project.
Production will begin next month.
David Fincher to direct Gary Oldman in Netflix Herman Mankiewicz biopic
12th July 2019
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.