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'Mank': Watch the first Netflix trailer for David Fincher's return to film

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The first trailer for David Fincher’s new Netflix film Mank has just been released – check it out below.

The anticipated drama tells the story of Citizen Kane writer Herman J. Mankiewicz as he battles to finish the screenplay.

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Gary Oldman stars as Mankiewicz, opposite Tom Burke as Orson Welles. The cast also includes Amanda Seyfried, Lily Collins, Ferdinand Kingsley, Tom Pelphrey and Arliss Howard.

Watch the first teaser here:

The official synopsis reads: “1930s Hollywood is re-evaluated through the eyes of scathing social critic and alcoholic screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz as he races to finish the screenplay of Citizen Kane for Orson Welles.”

Mank will be written and directed by David Fincher. He previously helmed the limited series Mindhunter for Netflix, which has now been indefinitely put on hold.

Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross will be scoring the film, having previously worked with Fincher on The Social Network and Gone Girl among others.

Netflix also released a handful for first-look images for the film, take a look here:

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⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 𝚆𝙴𝙻𝙻𝙴𝚂 (𝚅.𝙾.) 𝚁𝚎𝚊𝚍𝚢 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚠𝚒𝚕𝚕𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚝𝚘 𝚑𝚞𝚗𝚝 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝙶𝚛𝚎𝚊𝚝 𝚆𝚑𝚒𝚝𝚎 𝚆𝚑𝚊𝚕𝚎? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 𝙼𝙰𝙽𝙺 𝙲𝚊𝚕𝚕 𝚖𝚎 𝙰𝚑𝚊𝚋.

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⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 𝙼𝙰𝚈𝙴𝚁 𝚃𝚑𝚒𝚜 𝚒𝚜 𝚊 𝚋𝚞𝚜𝚒𝚗𝚎𝚜𝚜 𝚠𝚑𝚎𝚛𝚎 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚋𝚞𝚢𝚎𝚛 𝚐𝚎𝚝𝚜 𝚗𝚘𝚝𝚑𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚏𝚘𝚛 𝚑𝚒𝚜 𝚖𝚘𝚗𝚎𝚢 𝚋𝚞𝚝 𝚊 𝚖𝚎𝚖𝚘𝚛𝚢. 𝚆𝚑𝚊𝚝 𝚑𝚎 𝚋𝚘𝚞𝚐𝚑𝚝 𝚜𝚝𝚒𝚕𝚕 𝚋𝚎𝚕𝚘𝚗𝚐𝚜 𝚝𝚘 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚖𝚊𝚗 𝚠𝚑𝚘 𝚜𝚘𝚕𝚍 𝚒𝚝.

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⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 𝙼𝙰𝚁𝙸𝙾𝙽 𝙸 𝚓𝚞𝚜𝚝 𝚜𝚊𝚠 𝟺𝟸𝚗𝚍 𝚂𝚝𝚛𝚎𝚎𝚝. (𝙱𝚛𝚘𝚘𝚔𝚕𝚢𝚗-𝚎𝚜𝚎) 𝙸𝚝 𝚋𝚕𝚎𝚠 𝚖𝚢 𝚠𝚒𝚐. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 𝙼𝙰𝙽𝙺 𝚈𝚘𝚞 𝚌𝚊𝚗 𝚝𝚊𝚔𝚎 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚐𝚒𝚛𝚕 𝚘𝚞𝚝 𝚘𝚏 𝙱𝚎𝚍𝚜𝚝𝚞𝚢…

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⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 𝙹𝙾𝙴 (𝚅.𝙾.) 𝚆𝚘𝚛𝚍 𝚘𝚗 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚜𝚝𝚛𝚎𝚎𝚝 𝚒𝚜 𝚛𝚊𝚍𝚒𝚘’𝚜 𝙶𝚘𝚕𝚍𝚎𝚗 𝙱𝚘𝚢 𝚠𝚊𝚗𝚝𝚜 𝚝𝚘 𝚐𝚘 𝚝𝚘𝚎-𝚝𝚘-𝚝𝚘𝚎 𝚠𝚒𝚝𝚑 𝚆𝚒𝚕𝚕𝚒𝚎 𝙷𝚎𝚊𝚛𝚜𝚝, 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚢𝚘𝚞’𝚛𝚎 𝚑𝚎𝚕𝚙𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚒𝚗 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚔𝚒𝚝𝚌𝚑𝚎𝚗.

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Mank marks Fincher’s first return to film since 2017’s Gone Girl. The screenplay was first penned by his father, Jack, before passing away in 2003.

Aaron Sorkin, who wrote Fincher’s The Social Network, recently told IndieWire the new film is “so freaking good”.

He added: “Written by [Fincher’s] dad, who is a brilliant screenwriter. But David has directed this movie just magnificently. It’s breathtaking even by David Fincher standards. Gary Oldman gives an amazing performance, so does Lily Collins, and so does Amanda Seyfried as Marion Davies.”

Mank will be released on Netflix globally on December 4, after a limited theatrical run.

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