Amanda Seyfried set to bring to life the story of the Citizen Kane screenwriter as she joins cast of David Fincher film Mank
Amanda Seyfried has been cast in David Fincher’s upcoming Netflix film Mank, which stars Gary Oldman as Citizen Kane screenwriter Herman Mankiewicz, detailing his life while putting together the Academy Award-winning script.
The 33-year-old actress, according to Variety, joins a cast that includes Lily Collins, Charles Dance, Tuppence Middleton, Arliss Howard, Ferdinand Kingsley, Jamie McShane, Joseph Cross, Sam Troughton, Toby Leonard Moore, Tom Burke, and Tom Pelphrey.
The Oscar-nominated Fincher, whose past films include The Social Network, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Fight Club, is shooting the movie in black and white, the outlet reported.
Stunning: Amanda Seyfried, 33, has been cast in David Fincher’s upcoming Netflix film Mank, which stars Gary Oldman as Citizen Kane screenwriter Herman Mankiewicz, details his life while putting together the Academy Award-winning script
Production on the motion picture commences next month in Los Angeles, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Fincher’s late dad Jack, who died in 2003, wrote the script the film is based off of, and the director had initially eyed making it after he wrapped on the 1997 Michael Douglas thriller The Game, according to THR.
The movie ‘follows screenwriter Herman Mankiewicz’s tumultuous development of Orson Welles’ iconic 1941 movie Citizen Kane, according to an iMDb synopsis.
Seyfried, who is mom to a two-year-old daughter with husband Thomas Sadoski, 43, has built upon her stellar resume with a number of diverse projects over the past few years.
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Leading the charge: Oscar-winner Gary Oldman (snapped in Toronto last month) plays the titular role in the period piece
They include last year’s sequel Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, and this year’s dramatic comedy The Art of Racing in the Rain.
She has a number of films in the works, such as the Netflix horror Things Seen & Heard and the animated Scooby Doo film Scoob.
Seyfried also has films in post-production, including the horror mystery You Should Have Left and a drama titled A Mouthful Of Air, according to iMDb.