David Finchers MANK on Netflix gets a release date.
Sajid Ali -
It’s been really long since David Fincher directed a film since his last released Gone Girl in 2014. The fans have been waiting patiently for him to make an announcement and finally, there’s a substantial update which will cheer up his fans. Mank, is a longtime passion project for Fincher. Also, the project is close to his heart. Fincher’s father, screenwriter Jack Fincher, penned the “Mank” script before his passing in 2003.
The Oscar-winning “Forrest Gump” screenwriter Eric Roth (One of the producers on Mank), who last worked with Fincher as a screenwriter for “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.” During a discussion on “Pardon My Take” (via Film Stage) published this week, Roth mentioned that Mank is set for a release on Netflix this fall.
Producer Eric Roth stated “It’s an incredible piece. He did a black-and-white ’30s movie. It looks like a ’30s movie and feels like one.” These updates are quite tempting and we can expect a masterpiece in the making by David Fincher.
Mank is a biographical drama about the screenwriter Herman J.Mankiewicz and his battles with director Orson Welles over the screenplay credit for Citizen Kane (1941). Mank stars an ensemble of spectacular cast. Gary Oldman as Herman J.Mankiewicz. In addition to Oldman, it also features Amanda Seyfried as Marion Davies, Lily Collins as Mankiewicz’s secretary Rita Alexander, Tuppence Middleton as Herman’s wife Sara Mankiewicz and Tom Burke as Orson Wells.
Netflix has not confirmed the “Mank” release date yet, but it’s speculated to debut around October or November 2020. Mank could be Netflix’s entry among the Academy contenders. It’s said there might be a theatrical release which totally depends on how theatres are re-opening post-pandemic. Even if there’s no theatrical release still Mank will be eligible for Oscars even if it just streams online as per the new rules of Oscars 2021.
Let us know in the comments below. How excited are you to catch Fincher’s Mank on Netflix?