First trailer for David Fincher's Netflix film Mank

Mank is Fincher's first film since 2014 thriller Gone Girl.

Netflix has released the first trailer for David Fincher’s new biographical drama Mank.

The film stars Academy-Award winner Gary Oldman as alcoholic screenwriter Herman J Mankiewicz as he battles to finish the script for Citizen Kane, widely regarded to be the best film ever made. 

Set in Hollywood’s Golden Age, the black and white trailer perfectly captures the tone of the era with its music, style of voiceover and on screen text cards.

Tom Burke will play famous Citizen Kane director Orson Welles with Charles Dance as newspaper tycoon William Randolph Hearst Sr who is said to have partly inspired the film’s main character Charles Kane. 

Amanda Seyfried, Lily Collins, Arliss Howard and Ozark's Tom Pelphrey round out the rest of the main cast. 

The script was written by Fincher’s father Jack as a passion project before he unfortunately passed away in 2003.  

Nine Inch Nails members Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross will score the film using exclusively instruments from the film’s 1940 period setting.

The Social Network screenwriter Aaron Sorkin recently sang the film’s praises in an interview with IndieWire. 

“David has directed this movie just magnificently. It’s breathtaking even by David Fincher standards. Gary Oldman gives an amazing performance, so does Lily Collins, and so does Amanda Seyfried as Marion Davies.”

Mank will be available to stream from 4th December on Netflix

Source: NME

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