David Fincher sets his next film: Mank, starring Gary Oldman


It’s been five years since we got a feature out of Fincher. Gone Girl was a 2014 smash, though he’s certainly kept busy. He directed episodes of Mindhunter, the serial killer procedural series for Netflix that he executive produced. But David Fincher has set eyes on his next film, and he’s goin’ to the movies.

Mank will star Gary Oldman as Herman Mankiewicz, the legendary Hollywood screenwriter whose credits include Citizen Kane and close to 100 other films! The golden age of the Hollywood studios was really somethin’.

The film adapts a script by Fincher’s late father, Howard Fincher, and has been a long-brewing project for the filmmaker. Certainly a personal one, with Fincher insisting the film be shot in black-and-white to depict the ’40s. Although details on Mank are vague, so we might follow the titular screenwriter before or well after Citizen Kane‘s 1941 release.

David Fincher, Gary Oldman Team On B&W ‘Mank’ At Netflix; Film On ‘Citizen Kane’ Writer Herman J. Mankiewicz Scripted By Fincher’s Late Father Howard [Deadline]