The trailer for Mank, David Fincher’s first film since Gone Girl back in 2014, has been unveiled. Featuring Gary Oldman as the titular Herman J. Mankiewicz – AKA the screenwriter behind Orson Welles’s legendary Citizen Kane – the Netflix film is a throwback to the Golden Age of Hollywood, appropriately presented in black and white.
“1930s Hollywood is reevaluated through the eyes of scathing social critic and alcoholic screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz,” the synopsis reads, “as he races to finish the screenplay of Citizen Kane.”
Written and directed by Fincher, Mank also stars Tom Burke (The Souvenir) as Orson Welles himself, alongside Amanda Seyfried, Lily Collins, Ferdinand Kingsley, Tom Pelphrey, and more.
Late last year, it was announced that Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross of Nine Inch Nails are providing the score, having previously worked on the director’s 2010 drama about Facebook, The Social Network, which won an Oscar for its score (alongside two others for the editing and screenplay).
Earlier this year, meanwhile, as classes moved online due to lockdown, the usually-elusive Fincher surprised 450 film students with an online masterclass.
Mank is slated to release in selected cinemas in November, and on Netflix December 4. Watch the new trailer below.