David Fincher (Seven, The Social Network) is one modern cinema’s most acclaimed directors, and was one of the first filmmakers that Netflix brought on board when it started developing its own shows. He directed and produced House of Cards and Mindhunter and is now set to release his first movie for the streaming giant. The film is titled Mank, and the first trailer has been released.
The movie is set in Hollywood in the 1930s. It focuses on the real-life figure Herman J. Mankiewicz, the co-writer of the classic movie Citizen Kane, and charts both his own struggles and those with Kane director Orson Welles. Mank stars Gary Oldman as Mankiewicz, and it’s shot entirely in black and white. Check the trailer out below:
Mank co-stars Amanda Seyfried as actress Marion Davies, Charles Dance as William Randolph Hearst, the newspaper mogul that Citizen Kane was based on, and Tom Burke as Welles. The cast also includes Lily Collins, Sam Troughton, and Tuppence Middleton.