“Mank” is a biopic of the co-writer of “Citizen Kane,” directed by Fincher, starring Gary Oldman

A lot of Orson Welles’ ill will in Hollywood started when he tried to angle ex newspaperman, veteran screenwriter and legendary raconteur and drunk Herman Mankiewicz out of a screenwriting credit for Welles’ debut film, “Citizen Kane.”

Welles’ contributions to the script are well-documented to have been far greater, or at least more important, but no matter.

Nobody likes a credit thief. Ask Jason Reitman.

This David Fincher (“Zodiac,” etc.)  biopic is now set up at Netflix, and will star Oscar winner Gary Oldman, who has some of Mank’s history in his own background.

Smells like a contender.


About Roger Moore

Movie Critic, formerly with McClatchy-Tribune News Service, Orlando Sentinel, published in Spin Magazine, The World and now published here, Orlando Magazine, Autoweek Magazine
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