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More details of “Megalopolis” revealed, the new Francis Ford Coppola

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The filmmaker behind "The Godfather" and "Apocalypse Now" is working on a mysterious new project.  (James Colburn/ZUMA Wire/Shutterstock)
The filmmaker behind “The Godfather” and “Apocalypse Now” is working on a mysterious new project. (James Colburn/ZUMA Wire/Shutterstock)

Francis Ford Coppola he was behind his next project for two decades and has already invested more than 100 million dollars in its development. under the title of Megalopolis, very little is known about this film of which only its main cast has been announced and that it will begin filming in August of this year. Prior to your arrival at Cannes Film Festivalthe actor Forest Whitaker He shared some details without giving too much away about what we will see on the screen.

“The cast is meeting,” said the Oscar winner in conversation with Variety adding that Coppola is an “amazing filmmaker” who she has wanted to work with for some time. As he revealed, he will have one of the leading roles in this film with Adam Driver (story of a marriage Y starwars), Nathalie Emmanuel (game of Thrones) Y Jon Voight (return without glory Y odessa).

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Forest Whitaker spoke about the film that will bring Coppola back to direct.  (REUTERS/Eric Gaillard)
Forest Whitaker spoke about the film that will bring Coppola back to direct. (REUTERS/Eric Gaillard)

It is not yet known exactly what the plot of the film will be, but the veteran director had expressed that it will be inspired by a Roman epic and set in a New York city known as New Rome. According to what was revealed, this place will function as a utopian setting for human society and, according to the latest information, will delve into the struggle that is taking place within the power structures.

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The story is about the city and the power structures within it, which are fighting for power. One is more progressive”, were Whitaker’s statements to the foreign press. “I like the script and I like him,” added the Hollywood artist who was awarded the honorary Palme d’Or in Cannes (where he was recognized with a Best Actor award in 1988 for his leading role in birdby Clint Eastwood).

In addition to Whitaker, the cast will include Adam Driver, Nathalie Emmanuel, Jon Voight and Laurence Fishburne.  (Composition/REUTERS)
In addition to Whitaker, the cast will include Adam Driver, Nathalie Emmanuel, Jon Voight and Laurence Fishburne. (Composition/REUTERS)

A report of dead line He had detailed that the story will follow an architect who seeks to rebuild the New York city as a utopia, after a devastating disaster occurs. Francis Ford Coppola He assured that the purpose for working on this production is to leave a cinematographic work for future generations that carries an optimistic message for the world and a reflection of how disputes over political power occur.

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What is known about the next work of Francis Ford Coppola?

A few months after The Godfather turned 50, Francis Ford Coppola will return to sit in the directing chair of a film, something he had not done since 2016 (the year he worked on the experimental Distant Vision). Just a few weeks ago, the main stars of Megalopolis and was described as an epic proposition “of political ambition and conflicting interests”.

Francis Ford Coppola has worked on "Megalopolis" for 20 years.  (REUTERS/Aude Guerrucci)
Francis Ford Coppola has worked on “Megalopolis” for 20 years. (REUTERS/Aude Guerrucci)

Since 2001, the acclaimed American filmmaker was behind this script, however, the first time it was paralyzed was due to the terrorist attack on the Twin Towers on September 11. At the time, he considered it unwise to show a man rebuilding a city after a catastrophe on the big screen. Time passed and no film company was interested in supporting the project, which is why finally he chose to finance it himself with a value of 100 million dollars. Undoubtedly, expectations are very high.

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