It's been six years since David Fincher's last movie, and after many delays and rumors, our first look at Mank is finally here.
Based on a script by his father Jack, Fincher had been hoping to make this film since the late '90s. Academy Award winner Gary Oldman stars as Herman J. Mankiewicz, who wrote dozens of movies including Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and The Pride of the Yankees. But he was best known for co-writing Citizen Kane with Orson Welles, with whom he frequently clashed. The duo won an Oscar for their troubles, even though they famously lost Best Picture to How Green Was My Valley. Still, it's widely considered one of the best – if not the very best –American movie ever made.
In addition to Oldman, Mank has an incredible ensemble cast, including Tom Pelphrey (Ozark) as Herman's brother Joseph, Charles Dance (Game of Thrones) as William Randolph Hearst, and Tom Burke (The Souvenir) as Welles. Fincher will have his dream of shooting in black-and-white brought to life by Erik Messerschmidt, who worked with him on several episodes of his Netflix series Mindhunter.
Check out the trailer below, which pays tribute to the famed studio RKO with a special "Netflix International Pictures" logo. Film fanatics will notice many Easter eggs and homages to Citizen Kane, with even more in the "Reddit Trailer," as featured on Netflix's Film Club channel.
Mank will have a limited theatrical release in November, and hit Netflix on December 4.