Mank is a 2020 American biographical drama film directed by David Fincher, based on a script written by his father Jack, and is produced by Ceán Chaffin, Douglas Urbanski, and Eric Roth. The plot centers around screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz and his battles with director Orson Welles over screenplay credit for Citizen Kane. The film stars Gary Oldman in the title role, along with Amanda Seyfried, Lily Collins, Arliss Howard, Tom Pelphrey, Sam Troughton, Ferdinand Kingsley, Tuppence Middleton, Tom Burke, and Charles Dance.
Fincher's father Jack wrote the script in the 1990s, and David originally intended to film it after he completed The Game. It never came to fruition, and Jack Fincher died in 2003. Eventually, the project was officially announced in July 2019, and filming took place around Los Angeles from November 2019 to February 2020.
Mank was released in a limited theatrical release on November 13, 2020, before beginning to stream on Netflix on December 4, 2020. The film received positive reviews from critics, who praised the screenplay, production design, and the performances of Oldman and Seyfried.
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