Francis Ford Coppola has set his solid for his self-funded film Megalopolis.
Adam Driver, Nathalie Emmanuel, Forest Whitaker, Laurence Fishburne and Jon Voight will star within the challenge that’s written and directed by The Godfather filmmaker. The logline for the movie reads: “The fate of Rome haunts a modern world unable to solve its own social problems in this epic story of political ambition, genius, and conflicted love.”
Coppola is independently producing the film, which is budgeted at just below $100 million. Coppola talked to THR about self-funding the challenge at a Fiftieth-anniversary occasion for The Godfather, saying, “There’s a certain way everyone thinks a film should be, and it rubs against the grain if you have another idea. People can be very unaccepting, but sometimes the other idea represents what’s coming in the future. That is worthy of being considered.”
Coppola is repped by Hirsch Wallerstein, which is dealing with gross sales on the film.
Driver, repped by Sloane, Offer, was final seen in back-to-back Ridley Scott options, The Last Duel and House of Gucci. His upcoming challenge contains Noah Baumbach’s Netflix drama White Noise, an adaptation of Don DeLillo’s e book of the identical title, and Sony’s sci-fi thriller 65.
Emmanuel is repped by ICM Partners, Untitled Entertainment, A&J Artists within the U.Ok. and Goodman Genow. The Game of Thrones and Fast & Furious star will subsequent be seen in Screen Gems horror The Bride.
Fishburne, who labored with Coppola on Apocalypse Now, is repped by CAA, Landmark Artists and Del Shaw. Whitaker is repped by WME and Brillstein Entertainment.