Mank will be following Henry Mankiewicz and his battles with the director of Citizen Kane and its star Orson Welles over the screenplay credit for the cinematic masterpiece of the year 1941. The upcoming Herman J Mankiewicz biopic Mank by Director David Fincher will be released on Netflix on 4 December. According to sources, the black-and-white film will be featuring Oscar-winner Gary Oldman in the lead role and will be heading to the digital platform a month after it starts playing in select theatres.
In this article, we will be discussing all the details that are known about the project, including the release details and other production details of the project. Make sure to read the article till the end to ensure that you do not miss out on any information.
Mank: Netflix Release Details For Herman J. Mankiewicz Biopic By David Fincher
The film centers around Henry Mankiewicz, who is the screenwriter of Orson Welles‘ Citizen Kane, and will be centered on his battles with director and its star Orson Welles over the screenplay credit for the 1941 cinematic masterpiece. Mank is strictly based on a script written by Fincher’s father, Jack, who had written the draft before his death in the year 2003. The Souvenir star, Tom Burke, will be plating the role of Welles, with Amanda Seyfried starring as yesteryear actor, Marion Davis, Tuppence Middleton as Sara Mankiewicz, Lily Collins as Mankiewicz’s secretary Rita Alexander.
It is considered to be one of the best films of all time, and it also managed to win one Academy Award, which was for the best original screenplay. Cinematographer Erik Messerschmidt recently shared some behind-the-scenes stills of the film. This is his first feature film with Fincher, having previously worked on two seasons of Mindhunter.
This would be the first feature directorial of Fincher since Gone Girl of the year 2014. Mank marks Fincher’s new collaboration with the streaming giant after Mindhunter, House of Cards, and the animated anthology Love, Death & Robots. Fincher will be backing up the film alongside producing partner Cean Chaffin and Douglas Urbanski.
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