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    Francis Ford Coppola's "Megalopolis"


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    Quote Originally Posted by EOLB View Post
    That would be an amazing cast, even if only a few of those happened in the end.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mysteryfan04 View Post
    That would be an amazing cast, even if only a few of those happened in the end.
    I remember Contention said he originally wanted Leonardo. I guess he'll have to settle for Oscar.

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    Francis Ford Coppola's "Megalopolis"

    Breathtaking bets on his vision established him as one of the greatest living American filmmakers and a vineyard magnate. Now, Francis Coppola is ready to put a lot of his hard won chips on the table one more time to make his epic dream project, Megalopolis.

    While the financial configuration is still evolving, Coppola at 82 years young is betting big on himself once again, by sharing the financial risks of a film that will cost between $100 million and $120 million. He is in deep discussions with a stellar cast of actors eager to work with the director of The Godfather trilogy, Apocalypse Now!, The Conversation and other classics, on a seminal picture that is decades in the making.

    While some conversations are further along then others, the actors Coppola is discussing roles with include Oscar Isaac, Forest Whitaker, Cate Blanchett, and Jon Voight, with Zendaya, Michelle Pfeiffer and Jessica Lange also actors he is seeking. He will also reunite with James Caan, whose role as Sonny Corleone in Coppola’s The Godfather made Caan one of the biggest stars of that era. This for a big tapestry film that will have many other actors in the cast. Deadline has written about Coppola’s Megalopolis hopes for several years – I’ve seen second unit footage of Manhattan architecture and street sounds that was shot 20 years ago, a campaign that ended after 9/11 shook Manhattan to its core. Coppola’s enthusiasm never wavered.

    “I’m committed to making this movie, I’d like to make it in the fall of 2022,” Coppola revealed. “I don’t have all my cast approved, but I have enough of them to have confidence that it is going to be a very exciting cast. The picture’s going to cost between $100 million and $120 million. Needless to say, I hope it’s closer to $100 million. I’m prepared to match some outside financing, almost dollar for dollar. In other words, I’m willing to put my money where my mouth is. What’s interesting about that is, there was a documentary about my dream studio, when I owned Zoetrope Studios and I was unafraid to risk everything I had in order to make my dream come true. Well, I really haven’t changed my personality, at all.”

    While waiting for this Megalopolis moment, Coppola has spent the last few years preparing himself. He has kept off the weight he shed several years ago, and his stamina is in evidence in the way he created new versions of some of his past films, most notably the final installment of The Godfather Trilogy that he retitled The Godfather, Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone, Apocalypse Now and The Cotton Club. I hear he will be at Telluride this weekend to unveiled restored versions of his films The Rain People, and The Outsiders: The Complete Novel. After doing the work and feeling at peace with those past great films, as Coppola holds court at that festival, I expect the dominant conversation will be about how he is looking forward, toward Megalopolis.
    https://deadline.com/2021/08/francis...an-1234824846/
    Here for this (Yikes at Voight, tho).



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    Go Baby Z.

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    Pfeiffer!!! Lange!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sanderus View Post
    Pfeiffer!!! Lange!!!
    And A Thousand Acres as an omen!

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    Amazing, and just look at Oscar Isaac's career.

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    Hell yeah!

    Just fire Jon Voight pls.
    #BRAZ

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    I'd be amazed if Coppola can finally get this off the ground, and at that price tag. (I wonder which streamer is going to nab this.) That cast sounds bananas.

    Quote Originally Posted by MrFilmkritik View Post
    Here for this (Yikes at Voight, tho).
    At least no mention of Shia LaBeouf, lol. I think he and Jude Law were originally attached when this was reported a couple years ago.

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    I’ll believe it when I see it but yes please to Pfeiffer!

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    Aside from Voight, I love those actors mentioned.

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    Deadline putting an exclamation point after Apocalypse Now like it’s a golden age musical, LMAO.

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    This had a 250 page script, so it makes more sense as a limited series, but if Coppola wants to throw his money after this, I'm all for it.

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    What a cast!

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    Oscar Isaac is the lead and Whitaker as the Mayor?
    #BRAZ

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elliott? View Post
    Deadline putting an exclamation point after Apocalypse Now like it’s a golden age musical, LMAO.
    We should do that going forward, like mother! or Tie me Up! Tie me Down!

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    I hope this finally happens Voight though

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    This isn't sci-fi, right? Or is it?

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    Franny, don't waste your dollars, girl. Netflix could easily fund this.

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