Mank is an upcoming American biographical drama film about screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz, and his battles with director Orson Welles over screenplay credit for Citizen Kane (1941). The film is directed by David Fincher, based on a script written by his father Jack, with Gary Oldman in the title role. The film will be distributed by Netflix, and produced by Fincher, Ceán Chaffin, and Douglas Urbanski.

Directed byDavid Fincher
Produced by
Written byJack Fincher
Music by
CinematographyErik Messerschmidt
Edited byKirk Baxter
Distributed byNetflix
CountryUnited States


The story centers around the work of Herman J. Mankiewicz as he wrote Citizen Kane and the problems that arose during it.



It had been announced in July 2019 that David Fincher would direct the film, with Gary Oldman set to star. The screenplay was written by Fincher’s father Jack Fincher prior to his death in 2003.[1] Additional casting was announced in October, with Amanda Seyfried, Lily Collins, Tuppence Middleton, Arliss Howard and Charles Dance among the new cast added.[2] Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross will compose the film's score.[3]

Filming began on November 1, 2019, in Los Angeles.[4]


  1. ^ Fleming Jr., Mike (July 10, 2019). "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 Hollywood. Retrieved November 1, 2019.
  2. ^ N'Duka, Amanda (October 15, 2019). "'Mank': Amanda Seyfried, Lily Collins, 'Downton Abbey's Tuppence Middleton & More Join David Fincher Pic". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved November 1, 2019.
  3. ^ "NINE INCH NAILS: 9 THINGS WE LEARNED FROM OUR VISIT TO TRENT REZNOR'S STUDIO". Revolver. December 23, 2019. Retrieved December 24, 2019.
  4. ^ "Mank Production Listing". Retrieved November 1, 2019.

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