David Fincher will direct ‘Mank’ biopic for Netflix

David Fincher will be directing his initially function film due to the fact 2014, and he’s generating it for Netflix .

The director of “Seven” and “The Social Network” currently helped kick off Netflix’s original content material boom by directing episodes of “House of Cards” and “Mindhunter.” In truth, the recognition of Fincher’s films on Netflix was famously one particular of the causes the streamer’s executives felt comfy spending hundreds of millions of dollars on “House of Cards.”

As reported in Wide variety, Fincher’s new film is presently titled “Mank.” It will be a biopic starring Gary Oldman as screenwriter Herman Mankiewicz, who shared credit (and the film’s only Academy Award) with director Orson Welles for writing “Citizen Kane.”

When it’s not clear what stance the film will take towards Mankiewicz and Welles, it’s worth noting that some cinephiles (like the critic Pauline Kael) have argued that Mankiewicz deserves far more credit for the greatness of “Kane,” which is typically described as the greatest film of all time.

This sounds like a passion project for Fincher, especially due to the fact the initial script was written years ago by his father Jack, who died in 2003.

It’s also a vein of film history that Netflix tapped final year by financing the completion of Welles’ final film, “The Other Side of the Wind.”