Mank: David Fincher’s Biopic of Mankiewicz, Co-Writer of Citizen Kane

David Fincher will direct, Mank, his first feature since 2014, a biopic revolving around Citizen Kane screenwriter Herman Mankiewicz, with Gary Oldman set to play the titular role.

The film is based on a script by Fincher’s late father, Jack, who had penned the script prior to his death in 2003.

Specific plot details are vague, but the story will follow Mankiewicz’s tumultuous development of the script for “Citizen Kane,” which would go on to be considered one of the best films of all time, alongside director Orson Welles.

Despite the film’s critical success, the script was the only part of the film to win an Oscar.

The film will also be shot in black and white, with production scheduled to begin in November.