Le riprese cominceranno in Georgia, in autunno.
Megalopolis, il sogno che Francis Coppola coltiva da una vita, è pronto a partire.
Budget di 100 milioni di dollari, sostanzialmente coperto dallo stesso regista, e un cast di attori che si è ormai definito.
Si sono aggiunti Chloe Fineman, la giovanissima Isabelle Kusman (Licorice Pizza, The Fabelmans), D.B. Sweeney, Bailey Ives e Dustin Hoffman.
I protagonisti saranno Adam Driver, Forest Whitaker e Nathalie Emmanuel.
Ma sono della partita anche Jon Voight, Laurence Fishburne, Talia Shire, Shia LaBeouf, Jason Schwartzman, Grace Vanderwaal, Kathryn Hunter e James Remar.
La sinossi ufficiale recita: The fate of Rome haunts a modern world unable to solve its own social problems in this epic story of political ambition, genius and dangerous love.
Ancora senza una distribuzione americana, il film non ha una data d’uscita, ma bisogna attendersi che il film possa essere nelle sale a fine 2023.
Intervistato da Deadline a proposito del suo progetto finale Coppola era stato adamantino: “What’s the worst that can happen to me? I’m going to die and be broke? I’m not going to be broke. My kids are all successful. They’re going to have this beautiful place…You’ve seen Inglenook. They’re going to have that. I’m confident that if you can make a film that people can keep getting something out of for 10, 20 or more years, you will not lose money. I look at my movies. They’re all being looked at 50 years later. The Outsiders, Dracula, they are still seen. My films, the more weird they are, the longer they seem to last. I don’t even know why.
What would make me really happy? It’s not winning a lot of Oscars because I already have a lot and maybe more than I deserve. And it’s not that I make a lot of money, although I think over time it will make a lot of money because anything that the people keep looking at and finding new things, that makes money.
So somewhere down the line, way after I’m gone, all I want is for them to discuss [Megalopolis] and, is the society we’re living in the only one available to us? How can we make it better? Education, mental health? What the movie really is proposing is that utopia is not a place. It’s how can we make everything better? Every year, come up with two, three or four ideas that make it better. I would be smiling in my grave if I thought something like that happened, because people talk about what movies really mean if you give them something.
If you encouraged people to discuss marriage and education and health and justice and opportunities and freedom and all these wonderful things that human beings have conceived of. And ask the question, how can we make it even better? That would be great. Because I bet you they would make it better if they had that conversation.”