Many consider Citizen Kane one of the greatest movies in history and its creation is now the subject of a new film by one of showbiz’s contemporary greats, David Fincher, and we finally get to see the first photos from it.
The film follows screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz who’s in the process of finishing writing the script for Orson Welles’ iconic film. The alcoholic screenwriter, known for his social criticism, is played by Gary Oldman. Other cast members are Tom Burke as Orson Welles, Amanda Seyfried as Marion Davies, Charles Dance as William Randolph Hearst, Lily Collins as Rita Alexander, Tuppence Middleton as Sara Mankiewicz, and many more.
The movie is produced by Netflix, which is now giving us a first look at the movie—and it looks stunning. The streaming giant posted pictures of the movie on its twitter account. The pictures show highly stylized black and white pictures, which play to the director’s talent.
Howard Jack Fincher, the director’s father, wrote the script for Mank prior to his death in 2003, which makes it a passion project for Fincher. Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross are responsible for the movie’s score. The duo has previously worked with Fincher and won an Academy Award for The Social Network score. He also reunites with production designer Donald Graham Burt. Erik Messerschmidt, who worked with Fincher on the Netflix series Mindhunter, is the cinematographer.
Netflix is yet to confirm an official release date, but it’s expected to come out in October.