Oscar winner Gary Oldman will be the protagonist of "Mank," the upcoming David Fincher film.
It will be the first since 2014, when he signed "Gone Girl" ("In Uncertain Part" in Portugal).
The absence of the iconic filmmaker from "Seven Deadly Sins", "Combat Club", "Zodiac" and "The Social Network" is partly explained by the intense relationship with Netflix because of the series "House Of Cards", " Mindhunter "and" Love, Death + Robots ".
The new project that begins shooting in November will also be the streaming platform and has a peculiar nature: it will be a black and white film about Herman J. Mankiewicz, a journalist who moved to Hollywood in the 1920s and became a of his most famous writers and script doctors (helping to improve the work of others in secret).
According to the press, David Fincher will address his most famous work, "Citizen Kane," with Orson Welles (1941), and the dispute that has arisen around those who contributed the most to what is considered the best film ever of cinema.
The director has long been trying to make "Mank" because it is a very personal project: the story was written by his father, Jack Fincher, who died in 2003.