In response to Deadline, Emmy-nominated actor Giancarlo Esposito (Dangerous Break, The Mandalorian) has signed on to hitch the all-star solid of Francis Ford Coppola’s long-in-development ardour mission Megalopolis. Extra particulars about his character are nonetheless being saved beneath wraps.
His casting comes after the movie was tormented by rumors circulating concerning the state of its manufacturing and price range. The acclaimed filmmaker instantly debunked stories, confirming that it’s nonetheless “on schedule and on price range.” Nonetheless, he admitted that there had been some turnover within the visible results and artwork departments.
“I’ve by no means labored on a film the place I used to be so proud of the solid,” Coppola mentioned (through Deadline). “I am so proud of the look and that we’re so on schedule. These stories by no means say who these sources are. To them, I say, ha, ha, simply wait and see. As a result of this can be a stunning movie and principally as a result of the solid is so nice. I’ve by no means loved working with a solid that’s so lively and so keen to go seeking the unconventional, to search out hidden solutions. It is a thrill to work with these actors and the pictures is every little thing I might hope for. The each day is nice. So if we’re on schedule, and I really like the actors and the look is nice, I do not know what anybody’s speaking about right here.”
Megapolis has been Coppola’s ardour mission for the reason that Nineteen Eighties. The log line says, “The destiny of Rome haunts a contemporary world unable to unravel its personal social issues on this epic story of political ambition, genius, and harmful love.”
The movie stars Adam Driver, Forest Whitaker, Nathalie Emmanuel, Jon Voight, Laurence Fishburne, Aubrey Plaza, Talia Shire, Shia LaBeouf, Jason Schwartzman, Grace Vanderwaal, Kathryn Hunter, James Remar, Dustin Hoffman, Isabelle Kusman, DB Sweeney, Chloe Fineman , and newcomer Bailey Ives.
There have been many instances up to now when Coppola tried to begin manufacturing on the mission. Nonetheless, because of sure immutable obstacles, together with the obligations of administrators i The Godfather trilogy and the 9/11 assaults, making Megalopolis actuality has certainly change into a tough job for the filmmaker.