The crew of the Megalopolis movie with Francis Ford Coppola has been announced, starring Adam Driver, Nathalie Emmanuel, Forest Whitaker, Laurence Fishburne and Jon Voight.
Coppola, whose last film was Twixt horror in 2011, is funding the film itself on a budget of just under $ 100 million. He will be writing and directing the project.
A summary reads: “The fate of Rome disrupts a modern world that is unable to solve its own social problems in this epic tale of political ambition, genius and contradictory love.”
Coppola previously discussed funding the project with The Hollywood Reporter, saying, “There’s a certain way that everyone thinks there should be a movie, and it rubs against the grain if you have another idea. -admissible. “, but sometimes the other idea indicates what the future holds. That’s worth thinking about. “
Fishburne previously collaborated with Coppola on Apocalypse Now 1979, where he played with Tyrone Miller.
After starring in Ridley Scott’s The Last Showdown and The House of Gucci, Driver will be the next star in Noah Baumbach’s White Noise, based on Don 1985’s Don DeLillo novel of the same name. The team also includes Greta Gerwig, Raffey Cassidy and Don Cheadle.
Emmanuel is best known for his roles in Game of Thrones and the Fast & Furious franchise. He is scheduled to replant his role as Ramsey in the upcoming Fast X sequence.
Whitaker will be featured in the upcoming Netflix movie Havoc from director Gareth Evans (The Raid), starring Tom Hardy, Timothy Olyphant and Justin Cornwell. The premiere of the film is scheduled for the end of this year.
Earlier this year, Coppola criticized the similarities between successful modern films, which he says are based on the same “prototype”.