Like most of you guys out there, one of my favorite current TV shows is Netflix and director David Fincher's stellar serial killer series Mindhunter. The show already has plans for a third season but today we're hearing that it is being placed on hold while Fincher works on his new Netflix biography Mank starring The Dark Knight Rises and Bram Stoker's Dracula actor Gary Oldman and Mean Girls and Mamma Mia! actress Amanda Seyfriend.
It might be worth it in the end as Fincher's new movie sounds like just my cup of tea. Evidently, the Netflix biography is all set to star Oldman as Herman Mankiewicz, the screenwriter behind director Orson Welles' masterpiece Citizen Kane. David Fincher is said to be taking the helm of the film from - get this heartwarming bit - a screenplay that was written by his father before he died back in 2003. Aww, David Fincher is such a sweetheart.
Along with Oldman and Seyfried, Fincher's Mank is also set to star Lily Collins, Charles Dance, Tuppence Middleton, Arliss Howard, Ferdinand Kingsley, Jamie McShane, Joseph Cross, Sam Troughton, Toby Leonard Moore, Tom Burke, and Tom Pelphrey. Fincher plans to begin shooting the black and white feature in November. Meanwhile, his last flick was his adaptation of author Gillian Flynn's hit thriller novel Gone Girl starring Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike.
But back to Mindhunter for a moment. The series is based on Mindhunter: Inside the FBI's Elite Serial Crime Unit by John Douglas and Mark Olshaker. Fincher is responsible for bringing the stellar series to the screen along with the help of Mad Max: Fury Road and The Fate of the Furious actress Charlize Theron. It centers on two FBI agents and a psychologist who interview imprisoned serial killers such as Charles Manson and Edmund Kemper to learn how their minds work and how they can apply that knowledge to catching future murderers, such as The BTK Killer. It really is hands-down one of the best shows on TV. Streaming or otherwise. Watch it tonight if you've been putting it off.
Anyways, for all of this talk about putting Mindhunter on hold for Mank there is strangely no mention of David Fincher's Chinatown prequel series, which the director is said to be co-writing along with the original film's screenwriter Robert Towne. Sure that project, which will focus on a young Jake Gittes, is in the very early stages of development, and Fincher has not been confirmed to direct or anything, it still seems like a project that will take up a good amount of his time as well. But maybe the Chinatown series will just have to wait until Mindhunter season 3 is in the can. I guess we'll just have to wait and see. In the meantime, this story comes to us from The Hollywood Reporter The Hollywood Reporter.