Francis Ford Coppola chose his cast for his self-financed film Megalopolis.
Adam Driver, Nathalie Emmanuel, Forest Whitaker, Laurence Fishburne and Jon Voight will star in the project written and directed by The Godfather director. The film’s plotline reads, “The fate of Rome haunts a modern world unable to solve its own social problems in this epic tale of political ambition, genius, and conflicted love.”
Coppola is independently producing the film, which has a budget of just under $100 million. Coppola spoke to THR on the self-financing of the project during an event of the 50th anniversary of The Godfather, saying, “There’s a certain way everyone thinks a movie should be, and it goes against the grain if you have another idea. People can be very reluctant, but sometimes the other idea represents what’s coming in the future. It deserves to be considered.
Coppola is replaced by Hirsch Wallerstein, who manages the sales of the film.
Driver, replaced by Sloane, Offer, was last seen in consecutive Ridley Scott feature films, The last duel and Gucci House. His next project includes Noah Baumbach’s Netflix drama White noisean adaptation of Don DeLillo’s book of the same name and Sony’s sci-fi thriller 65.
Emmanuel is replaced by ICM Partners, Untitled Entertainment, A&J Artists in the UK and Goodman Genow. the The iron Throne and fast furious the star will next be seen in Screen Gems horror The bride.
Fishburne, who worked with Coppola on Revelation now, is replaced by CAA, Landmark Artists and Del Shaw. Whitaker is replaced by WME and Brillstein Entertainment.