David Fincher will direct Mank biopic for Netflix

David Fincher will be directing his first feature film since 2014, and hes making it for Netflix .
The director of Seven and The Social Network already helped kick off Netflixs original content boom by directing episodes of House of Cards and Mindhunter. In fact, the popularity of Finchers films on Netflix was famously one of the reasons the streamers executives felt comfortable spending hundreds of millions of dollars on House of Cards.
As reported in Variety, Finchers new film is currently titled Mank. It will be a biopic starring Gary Oldman as screenwriter Herman Mankiewicz, who shared credit (and the films only Academy Award) with director Orson Welles for writing Citizen Kane.
While its not clear what stance the film will take towards Mankiewicz and Welles, its worth noting that some cinephiles (including the critic Pauline Kael) have argued that Mankiewicz deserves more credit for the greatness of Kane, which is commonly described as the greatest movie of all time.
This sounds like a passion project for Fincher, particularly since the initial script was written years ago by his father Jack, who died in 2003.
Its also a vein of film history that Netflix tapped last year by financing the completion of Welles final film, The Other Side of the Wind.

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