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David Fincher’s Herman Mankiewicz biopic reportedly set for October release

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It doesn’t feel like its been six years since 2014’s Gone Girl, but the fact is the Gillian Flynn adaptation was the last time we got a David Fincher film, with the director working on Netflix’s Mindhunter in the interim. Reteaming with the streaming giant, Fincher’s upcoming feature Mank looks to be hitting the platform this October, according to its screenwriter.

Producer and writer Eric Roth mentioned in an interview on Pardon My Takethat Mank would be coming to Netflix this October, with plans for any festival debuts likely scrapped due to the ongoing pandemic. 

To be played by Gary Oldman, Herman J Mankiewicz was the legendary, prolific Hollywood screenwriter whose crown jewel was his script for Citizen KaneTom Burke (as Orson Welles), Amanda Seyfried, Lily Collins, and Tom Pelphrey co-star, with longtime Fincher-collaborators Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross doing the score. 

Netflix hasn’t yet confirmed Mank’s premiere window, with releases still up in the air due to toe pandemic and theater closures. Stay tuned for more news.

David Fincher’s Mank Will Be Released in October, Says Screenwriter Eric Roth [The Film Stage]