Megalopolis is the name of the latest film project from the great director Francis Ford Coppola, who gave mankind The Godfather trilogy, among many other films that will forever be remembered.
Megalopolis is said to be special in that it will have an impressive cast. The film will star Aubrey Plaza, Adam Driver, Forest Whitaker, Nathalie Emmanuel, Jon Voight and Laurence Fishburne. However, in the spirit of fairness, not all of these actors have been officially confirmed, with the information being given “off the record” by Deadline, but there’s a real chance that the predictions will come true.
Megalopolis, independently funded
The iconic director will move forward with the project later this year, with Francis Ford Coppola directing this independently financed film.
The aforementioned publication at one point described Megalopolis this way: The fate of Rome haunts a modern world unable to solve its own social problems, in an epic tale of political ambition, absolute genius and love that often leads to conflict.
The budget will be just under $100 million, and production begins this fall. Distribution rights are being brokered by attorney Barry Hirsch.
As for Audrey Plaza, recall that her most recent film, Emily the Criminal, premiered earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival. In parallel, she is also set to star in the next season of HBO’s hit anthology series, The White Lotus.
So with such a cast guided from the shadows by the fabulous Francis Ford Coppola, we can expect the upcoming film to be a true masterpiece. It remains to be seen, of course, whether it will be, or not. Regardless of the outcome, the director already has “something to brag about”, since he already has a track record of major titles in world cinema, including The Godfather, Dracula, Sleepy Hallow and Lost in Translation, among many, many others, obviously.