Enable Javscript for better performance
David Fincher and Gary Oldman to team up for Netflix biopic Citizen Kane- Cinema express

David Fincher and Gary Oldman to team up for Netflix biopic Citizen Kane

The film is a biopic revolving around Citizen Kane screenwriter Herman Mankiewicz

Published: 11th July 2019

David Fincher has signed on to direct his first feature film since 2014, a biopic revolving around Citizen Kane screenwriter Herman Mankiewicz, with Gary Oldman tapped to play the lead role. The film, titled Mank is based on a script by Fincher’s late father, Jack, who had penned the script prior to his death in 2003.

Specific plot details are vague, but sources say the story will follow Mankiewicz’s development of the script for Citizen Kane — which would go on to be considered one of the best films of all time — alongside director Orson Welles. Despite the film’s critical success, the script was the only part of the film to win an Oscar. The film will also be shot in black and white, with production scheduled to begin in November. Fincher will produce alongside producing partner Cean Chaffin and Douglas Urbanski.

Mank marks Fincher’s first feature since Fox’s Gone Girl starring Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike. Fincher has primarily worked in television since Gone Girl partnering with Netflix to direct shows such as House of CardsMindhunter and Love, Death & Robots.

Oldman, who won the Oscar for best actor for his portrayal of Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour last year, has been busy shooting several films including Steven Soderbergh’s The Laundromat, which is also at Netflix film; The Woman in the Window and The Courier.

Related Articles


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.


What Tamil film are you most excited to see in 2023?

Ponniyin Selvan 2
Indian 2