- Is Trump defiling the U.S. flag in this MAGA dude’s artwork? Sunday 4:41 PM
- White woman claims she invented sleep bonnets, selling them for $100 Sunday 4:03 PM
- Even real cats are transfixed by the enigma that is the ‘Cats’ trailer Sunday 3:04 PM
- Wait, how tall is Peppa Pig? Sunday 1:55 PM
- Twitter suspends Iranian state media outlets for harassing members of a religious minority Sunday 1:06 PM
- Pro-MAGA pageant queen stripped of title over ‘offensive’ tweets Sunday 11:52 AM
- Marvel unveiled its Phase 4 plans at San Diego Comic-Con Sunday 9:16 AM
- How a queer Instagram is helping fight the opioid epidemic in Appalachia Sunday 6:30 AM
- Philadelphia to fire 13 officers for racist, violent Facebook posts Saturday 6:12 PM
- Nick Offerman is so down to play every single role in ‘Cats’ Saturday 4:27 PM
- Woman documents how airport staff broke her wheelchair Saturday 3:04 PM
- Funeral home allegedly posted photos of woman’s dead body on social media Saturday 1:56 PM
- Alinity Divine is being investigated after throwing her cat during stream (updated) Saturday 12:04 PM
- ‘Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee’ returns with Seinfeld making a racist joke about China Saturday 10:26 AM
- YouTubers Eugenia Cooney and Shane Dawson make a joint comeback Saturday 9:06 AM
David Fincher’s next Netflix project will be a biopic about Citizen Kane screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz.
Titled Mank, the film will star Gary Oldman in the role of Mankiewicz, and will reportedly follow his journey (along with star Orson Welles, who battled for screenwriting credit) in writing the film’s script, which won an Oscar for best original screenplay in 1942. The film will also be shot in black and white.
This is Fincher’s first film since 2014’s Gone Girl, though he’s had a hand in Netflix series Mindhunter, House of Cards, and the recent Love, Death & Robots. The director has reportedly been trying to make this film for more than 20 years, and according to Deadline, it at one time was set to star Kevin Spacey as Mankiewicz. The screenplay was written by Fincher’s father, who passed away in 2003.
The battle between Welles and Mankiewicz was detailed in a 2014 episode of Drunk History.
Shooting on Mank is set to start in November.
- Aziz Ansari is caught between penance and performance in ‘Right Now’
- All hail Robin: Russian translator, band geek, and lesbian ‘Stranger Things’ hero
- ‘Friends’ is officially leaving Netflix
Got five minutes? We’d love to hear from you. Help shape our journalism and be entered to win an Amazon gift card by filling out our 2019 reader survey.
Audra Schroeder is the Daily Dot’s senior entertainment writer, and she focuses on streaming, comedy, and music. Her work has previously appeared in the Austin Chronicle, the Dallas Observer, NPR, ESPN, Bitch, and the Village Voice. She is based in Austin, Texas.