Mank It's a personal project for Fincher, the script having been written by his late father, Jack, who died in 2003. However, given Mankiewicz's personal life, it could be a lot of fun. According to Welles' collaborator, John Houseman, "Mank" was "a neurotic drinker and a compulsive gambler, [but] he's also one of the smartest, most knowledgeable, most spiritual, most human and most charming men I know. "Welles and Mank clashed while the author was writing Citizen Kane, but the film won an Oscar – his only Oscar – for his original screenplay.
Fincher did not sit down during his cinematic break after producing the Netflix movie Love, Death and Robots, a series of animated anthologies on the theme of adults. He was about to lead a sequel to World War z with Brad Pitt, but the project was stopped due to reported budget issues. Oldman, meanwhile, works tirelessly, shooting Steven Soderbergh The laundromat for Netflix, with several other movies.