David Fincher Didn’t Hold Back On His Father’s First Draft Of Mank

At a glance, “Mank” might seem like an odd film for David Fincher to make.

The director broke his streak of lurid crime thrillers for a biopic about the co-writer of “Citizen Kane” — and not even Orson Welles, but Herman J.

Mankiewicz (Gary Oldman).

Fincher’s reason for making the movie was personal: His late father, Jack, wrote the screenplay and wanted his son to direct the movie.Jack Fincher was a journalist by trade; the peak of his career was serving as San Francisco Bureau Chief at Life Magazine.

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