Mank photos: First look at David Fincher’s Netflix film
Netflix has released the first images for director David Fincher’s Herman Mankiewicz biopic film Mank, providing us with our first look at the film’s ensemble cast led by Oscar-winner Gary Oldman. The film will be set in 1930s Hollywood as newspaper reporter turned screenwriter Herman Mankiewicz races to finish his Citizen Kane script for Orson Welles. Check out the full photos in the gallery below!
Mank will be led by Oscar-winner Gary Oldman as Herman Mankiewicz. He will be joined by Amanda Seyfried, Lily Collins, Charles Dance, Tuppence Middleton, Arliss Howard, Ferdinand Kingsley, Jamie McShane, Joseph Cross, Sam Troughton, Toby Leonard Moore, Tom Burke, and Tom Pelphrey.
Mankiewicz is most famous for co-writing Citizen Kane alongside director Orson Welles. Widely considered to be one of the greatest films of all time, it gave Mankiewicz quite the influence in the golden age of Hollywood. In keeping with the vibe, Mank will be filmed entirely in black and white and will start shooting in November.
Having written or co-written nearly 100 other films, including classics like The Pride of the Yankees, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, and The Wizard of Oz, he remains best-known for Citizen Kane. Although the film caused a rift between him and Welles, as Mankiewicz accused the director of pushing him out of the limelight, even offering to pay him off so Welles could get the sole writing credit on the film.
Fincher spent more than 20 years trying to bring Mankiewicz’s story to the big screen. Now, with a script written by his father, for newspaper writer Jack Fincher, the project has found a home on Netflix. It marks his first time in the director’s chair since 2014’s Gone Girl. He was set to helm the World War Z sequel, but the project was shelved back in February. Fincher will produce alongside Cean Chaffin and Douglas Urbanski.