"Mank" is a 2020 American biographical drama film directed by David Fincher.
The starring cast includes Gary Oldman as Herman Mankiewicz, Amanda Seyfried as Marion Davies, Lily Collins as Rita Alexander, Arliss Howard as Louis B. Mayer, Tom Pelphrey as Joe Mankiewicz, Charles Dance as William Randolph Hearst, Sam Troughton as John Houseman, Ferdinand Kingsley as Irving Thalberg, Tuppence Middleton as Sara Mankiewicz, Tom Burke as Orson Welles and others.

Here are "Mank" movie trailer, plot summary, full cast and characters, release date, streaming services and everything we know so far.


Is there a trailer for Mank movie?

Netflix on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 released the trailer for "Mank" you can watch here:
MANK | Official Trailer | Netflix.

Plot summary

What is Mank movie plot?

Here is a short review of "Mank" movie plot summary.

In 1940, Orson Welles (Tom Burke) is given complete creative freedom for his next project by RKO. For the screenplay, Welles recruits Herman (Gary Oldman) J. Mankiewicz, who is in Victorville, California, recovering from a broken leg he sustained in a car crash. Herman dictates the script to his secretary, Rita Alexander (Lily Collins), who notices similarities between the main character and William Randolph Hearst (Charles Dance). Producer John Houseman (Sam Troughton) is concerned about Herman's dense, nonlinear screenplay, while Herman's brother Joseph worries that it may anger the powerful Hearst.
In 1930, Herman visits an MGM location where he and the female lead, Marion Davies (Amanda Seyfried), recognize each other. She introduces him to Hearst, her benefactor and lover, who takes a liking to Herman. In 1933, Herman and his wife Sara attend Louis B. Mayer's birthday party at Hearst Castle with many Hollywood bigwigs. They discuss the rise of Nazi Germany and the upcoming gubernatorial election, in particular candidate Upton Sinclair (Bill Nye). Herman and Marion go for a stroll, where they bond over discussions on politics and the film industry.
In 1940, Houseman grows impatient over Herman's lack of progress. Rita is also concerned with the timing of the writing, as well as Herman's alcoholism. Herman eventually finishes the screenplay in time. Houseman is impressed but reminds Herman that he will receive no credit for his work.
In 1934, Herman and Joseph begin working at MGM under Mayer. Studio executives, including Irving Thalberg (Ferdinand Kingsley), actively work against Sinclair's gubernatorial campaign. The studio produces propaganda films for a smear campaign, funded by Hearst, against Sinclair. Herman approaches Marion to get the films pulled, but is unsuccessful as she has already left the studio for Warner Brothers. Herman and Sara later attend an election night watch party at the Trocadero Nightclub, where Mayer announces the winner, Frank Merriam. Herman's colleague, director Shelly Metcalf (Jamie McShane), shoots and kills himself after being diagnosed with Parkinson's disease and guilt-ridden over his role in the smear campaign, in spite of personally supporting Sinclair.


Who plays who in the Mank movie cast?

Here is the full cast and characters of "Mank" movie. Actors and actresses are sorted mostly in credits order.

Gary Oldman  as Herman Mankiewicz
Amanda Seyfried  as Marion Davies
Lily Collins  as Rita Alexander Herman's secretary, from whom Susan Alexander Kane gets her name
Arliss Howard  as Louis B. Mayer
Tom Pelphrey  as Joe Mankiewicz
Charles Dance  as William Randolph Hearst
Sam Troughton  as John Houseman
Ferdinand Kingsley  as Irving Thalberg
Tuppence Middleton  as Sara Mankiewicz
Tom Burke  as Orson Welles
Joseph Cross  as Charles Lederer
Jamie McShane  as Shelly Metcalf test shot director and Herman's friend
Toby Leonard Moore  as David O. Selznick
Monika Gossmann  as Fräulein Frieda Herman's housekeeper
Jeff Harms  as Ben Hecht
Bill Nye  as Upton Sinclair
Leven Rambin  as Eve - Shelly's Girlfriend
Jack Romano  as Sid Perelman
Adam Shapiro  as George S. Kaufman
John Churchill  as Charles MacArthur
Derek Petropolis  as Eddie Cantor
Sean Persaud  as Tommy
Paul Fox  as Joe Von Sternberg
Tom Simmons  as Doctor
Nick Job  as John Gilbert
Colin Ward  as Older Man
Cooper Tomlinson  as Younger Man (as Cooper Z. Tomlinson)
Julie Collis  as Female Starlet
Arlo Mertz  as Child Star
Craig Welzbacher  as Rexford Tugwell
Jessie Cohen  as Norma Shearer Thalberg
Desiree Louise  as Irene Selznick
Amie Farrell  as Mrs. Mayer
Ian David Boyd  as Slim (as Ian Boyd)
Jay Villwock  as C.C.
Lou George  as Ed the Gate Guard
John Lee Ames  as Grady
Richmond Arquette  as Heckler
David Lee Smith  as Sinclair Supporter
Mario Di Donato  as A Man's Voice
James Patrick Duffy  as Another Man
Flo Lawrence  as Maude Anderson
Sebastian Faure  as Movie Star #1
Randy Davison  as Maitre D'
Christian Prentice  as Emcee
Rick Pasqualone  as Singer
Gary Teitelbaum  as Rabbi
Eden Wattez  as Johanna Mankiewicz - Age 2
Roslyn Cohn  as Elmma Wilson
Mark Fite  as James Wilson
John Patrick Jordan  as Best Original Screenplay Announcer
Ben Mankiewicz  as Broadcaster Academy Awards
Natalie Denise Sperl  as Movie Star #2
Brian Michael Jones  as Aide - Ben
Craig Robert Young  as Charlie Chaplin
Camille Montgomery  as Starlet #1
Paul Carafotes  as Assistant Director
Anne Beyer  as Female Party Goer
Joey Hagler  as Male Party Goer
Sean Donnellan  as Martin Butler
Stewart Skelton  as News Reel I
Malachi Rivers  as News Reel II
Keith Barber  as News Reel III
Kaytlin Borgen  as Mayer's Assistant
Madison West  as Starlet #2
Elvy  as Starlet #3
Ali Axelrad  as Starlet #4
Adrienne Evans  as Wife #1
Wylie Small  as Wife #2
Dana Lyn Baron  as Wife #3

Release date

When is Mank movie release date?

"Mank" movie release date was scheduled to be on November 13, 2020 (United States) distributing by Netflix and The Searchers.


What are Mank filming details?

The duration of the film is 131 minutes. With a budget of $25 million, the film grossed over $122,252.

"Mank" movie is rated "R", according to the MPAA film rating system.


What are critics and audiences saying about Mank movie?

"Mank" movie got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 7/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 83/100.

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