Adam Driver has been cast in Francis Ford Coppola’s upcoming feature ‘Megalopolis.’
Nathalie Emmanuel, Forest Whitaker, Laurence Fishburne and Jon Voight have also joined the cast of the film which centres on the fate of Rome haunting a modern world unable to solve its own social problems in this epic story of political ambition, genius, and conflicted love.
Written, directed and self-funded by the ‘Godfather’ filmmaker, who is independently producing the movie. The budget is said to be at just under $100 million. Coppola talked to THR about self-funding the project at a 50th-anniversary event for The Godfather, saying, “There’s a certain way everyone thinks a film should be, and it rubs against the grain if you have another idea. People can be very unaccepting, but sometimes the other idea represents what’s coming in the future. That is worthy of being considered.”
Driver was last seen in Ridley Scott’s ‘The Last Duel’ and ‘House of Gucci.’ His upcoming projects include Noah Baumbach’s Netflix drama ‘White Noise,’ an adaptation of Don DeLillo’s book of the same name, and Sony’s sci-fi thriller ’65.’