"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.
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Netflix on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 released the trailer for "Mank" you can watch here:
MANK | Official Trailer | Netflix.
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.
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"Mank" movie release date was scheduled to be on November 13, 2020 (United States) distributing by Netflix and The Searchers.
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.
"Mank" movie got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 7/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 83/100.
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