It’s been a while since David Fincher (The Social Network, Fight Club, Zodiac), released a new film, but his follow-up to 2014’s Gone Girl is due to hit Netflix this year. Now Netflix has released four shots from Mank, Fincher’s film about Herman J. Mankiewicz, a screenwriter who contended that he should have received a screenwriting credit for Citizen Kane. The movie will focus on his conflict with Orson Welles, the movie’s director (and credited writer).
The four shots below show off Gary Oldman as Mankiewicz, Amanda Seyfried as Marion Davies, and Charles Dance as William Randolph Hearst. They’re also in black-and-white–if the full film is done without color, it would be era-appropriate.
Fincher has previously worked with Netflix on the series Mindhunter. It’s unclear whether that show will ever return for Season 3, but it won’t happen anytime soon.
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The screenplay for this film has a much more touching story behind it than the Citizen Kane screenplay–it was written by Jack Fincher, David’s father, prior to his death in 2003. David’s film will realize his father’s script.
Earlier this year, Fincher gave a surprise masterclass to film students in the UK who were learning from home. Fincher’s The Social Network was declared the movie of the decade by Quentin Tarantino, so it’s exciting to see a new film from him after a break.
An exact release date for Mank has not been announced yet by Netflix.