Netflix has shared a trailer for the upcoming Fincher project, which tells the behind-the-scenes story of Citizen Kane. Mank focuses on the film's screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz and his battle with director Orson Welles over the screenplay for the classic 1941 film.
Gary Oldman stars as Mankiewicz, while Tom Burke plays Orson Welles. Amanda Seyfried also plays Marion Davies, the Broadway actress who was a mistress to newspaper tycoon and Citizen Kane focus William Randolph Hearst.
Mank is planning to have a theatrical debut in November, but it will be available on Netflix on December 4.
Watch the trailer below.
Following Gone Girl, Fincher went to work on television with the Netflix series Mindhunter, as well as Love, Death & Robots.
David Fincher's MANK is a scathing social critique of 1930s Hollywood through the eyes of alcoholic screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz (Gary Oldman) as he races to finish the screenplay of Citizen Kane.— Netflix (@netflix) October 8, 2020
In Select Theaters November and on Netflix December 4. pic.twitter.com/UITfL2Op00