Adam Driver To Star In Francis Coppola’s ‘Megalopolis’

Actor Adam Driver may simply be taking up probably the most bold challenge of his profession.

On Thursday, Deadline revealed the forged behind Francis Ford Coppola’s dream challenge, “Megalopolis,” which is greater than twenty years within the making. The “Star Wars” actor was tapped to star within the main forged which options one other franchise alum.

Adam Driver Joins ‘Star Wars’ Costar Forest Whitaker In ‘Megalopolis’

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The 2-time Oscar-nominated actor could also be greatest recognized to “Star Wars” followers as enjoying Kylo Ren and the redeemed Ben Solo within the “Star Wars” sequel trilogy. He shall be joined by Forest Whitaker, who performed Noticed Gerrera in 2016’s “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.”

Additionally showing within the movie are Nathalie Emmanuel, who is understood for her roles in HBO’s “Recreation of Thrones” and “Quick X.” Veteran actor Jon Voight and “The Matrix” star Laurence Fishburne may also seem in main roles. Fishburne, now 60, first appeared in Coppola’s “Apocalypse Now” when he was solely 14.

Adam Driver arrives at the 47th Cesar Film Awards Ceremony in Paris

Coppola reportedly wrote the script and shall be independently financing the challenge himself. Deadline described the plot of the up to date drama with the next description: “The destiny of Rome haunts a contemporary world unable to unravel its personal social issues on this epic story of political ambition, genius, and conflicting pursuits.”

The price range of the movie is reportedly underneath $100 million {dollars}, with manufacturing starting this fall. Distribution rights are reportedly up for grabs.

Francis Ford Coppola Has Been Working On ‘Megalopolis’ For Two Many years

First day of the 74th Cannes Film Festival 2021

Coppola has received 5 Academy Awards for his work, however this newest challenge is deemed to maybe be probably the most bold of his profession. The 83-year-old filmmaker and wine entrepreneur reportedly bought a portion of his wine empire with a purpose to safe the funds to make the movie.

In a latest interview, Coppola spoke to Deadline about his dream challenge.

“What would make me actually blissful? It’s not successful plenty of Oscars as a result of I have already got loads and possibly greater than I deserve,” he stated. “And it’s not that I make some huge cash, though I feel over time it would make some huge cash as a result of something that the folks hold and discovering new issues, that makes cash.”

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“So someplace down the road, approach after I’m gone, all I need is for them to debate [Megalopolis] and, is the society we’re dwelling in the one one accessible to us? How can we make it higher? Schooling, psychological well being?” he continued. “What the film actually is proposing is that utopia is just not a spot. It’s how can we make every little thing higher? Yearly, give you two, three or 4 concepts that make it higher.”

“I’d be smiling in my grave if I believed one thing like that occurred, as a result of folks speak about what films actually imply should you give them one thing,” he added. “In the event you inspired folks to debate marriage and training and well being and justice and alternatives and freedom and all these great issues that human beings have conceived of. And ask the query, how can we make it even higher? That may be nice. As a result of I wager you they’d make it higher if that they had that dialog.”

Though the movie does pose a monetary threat, Coppola is extra involved with the reward of seeing his dream by means of to completion.

Opening ceremony Red carpet for jury the 74th annual Cannes Film Festival

“What’s the worst that may occur to me? I’m going to die and be broke? I’m not going to be broke. My youngsters are all profitable. They’re going to have this lovely place… You’ve seen Inglenook,” he stated. “They’re going to have that. I’m assured that if you may make a movie that individuals can hold getting one thing out of for 10, 20 or extra years, you’ll not lose cash. I have a look at my films. They’re all being checked out 50 years later. The Outsiders, Dracula, they’re nonetheless seen.”

“My movies, the extra bizarre they’re, the longer they appear to final,” he concluded. “I don’t even know why.”


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