Megalopolis: Francis Ford Coppola hires heavy

Megalopolis: Francis Ford Coppola hires heavy



After calling Adam Driver, Forest Whitaker, Nathalie Emmanuel, Jon Voight, Laurence Fishburne and Aubrey Plaza, previously announced, Francis Ford Coppola continues to complete the distribution of his pop. Megalopoliswith Talia Shire (opposite), Shia LaBeouf, Jason Schwartzman, Grace Vanderwaal, Kathryn Hunter and James Remar.

In Megalopolis, which is presented as a story of political ambition, genius and conflicting love, the fate of Rome haunts the modern world unable to solve its social problems. Coppola will direct the independently produced film from his own script, on a budget of less than $100 million, with production expected to begin this fall. Details about the roles of the announced actors have not been released.


Shire, the younger sister of Coppola, and Adrienne of Rocky fame, was nominated for an Oscar for her role in God the Father 2, earning a second nomination for his work in the Sylvester Stallone sports saga. In the actor’s calendar also comes Chantilly Bridge and director Linda Yellen. On his way home after allegations of sexual harassment, abuse and emotional distress against his ex-boyfriend, LaBeouf (opposite), the former glory of the saga. transformerhas recently been seen in films such as Lady Pieces, The Tax Collector, The Peanut Butter Falcon and honey boythe last film featuring his dramatic coming-of-age story.


Schwartzman (right) is nominated for the Gotham Awards, the SAG Awards and the WGA Awards. Soon we will see him in the lead role of Asteroid City and Wes Anderson. Vanderwaal (below) is a musician and actress who starred in the Disney+ movie Julia Hart, star girland appeared soon in its sequel, Hollywood star girl.

Hunter (below), an Olivier Award winner, starred The Tragedy of Macbeth, Fairy Tales, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and All or Nothing. television, participated in the series Landscape artists from HBO Max and Rome from HBO. Remar (below) has recently appeared in the series as Rookie and Black lightningand in movies like A dead reckoning and Sometime in Hollywood. Then we will see it inside Oppenheimera Universal feature film by Christopher Nolan.


In a recent interview with Deadlinethis is what Coppola said (last photo) about Megalopolis “What will make me really happy? It’s not to win a lot of Oscars because I already have a lot and maybe more than I deserve. And it doesn’t make a lot of money, although I think over time it will make a lot of money. , because everything that people keep watching and looking for new things it makes money. [Megalopolis] and that they wonder if the society we live in is the only one available to us. How can we improve it? Education, mental health? What the film suggests is that utopia is not a place.”


He continued, “How can we make everything better? Every year, come up with two, three or four ideas to make things better. I would be smiling in my grave if I thought something like this was happening, because people are talking about movies. If you give them something like you encourage people to talk about marriage, education, health, rights, opportunities, freedom and all the wonderful things that humans have invented. It would be great. Because I bet you they would do better if they had these conversations.”


As for the financial risk that most filmmakers would be loathe to take, Coppola isn’t as worried about losing some of his money as if he were to leave his dream project on the shelf: “What’s the worst? What could happen to me? I’m going to die and be broke? I’m not going to be broke. Kids mine all made it. They’ll have this nice place… You’ve seen Inglenook. [une cave qui produit des vins en bouteille Rutherford, en Californie]. They will have. I’m sure that if you can make a film that people can get something out of for 10, 20 or more years, you won’t lose money. I watch my movies. We look at them all 50 years later. The Outsiders, Dracula, we are still watching them. My films, as wonderful as they are, seem to last. I don’t even know why.”