Source: American Zoetrope


Production has wrapped in Atlanta on Megalopolis, Francis Ford Coppola’s first directorial outing in seven years which boasts a starry cast including Adam Driver, Nathalie Emmanuel, Aubrey Plaza, Forest Whitaker, and Shia LaBeouf.

Post-production is underway and according to sources the film is unlikely to be ready this year, which ends speculation that it might premiere in Cannes, Venice, New York or any other 2023 festival as a completed film.

No US distributor was attached at time of writing.

Megalopolis weaves together politics, power and love in the story of an architect’s utopian dream to rebuild New York following a catastrophe.

On Thursday, the production posted an image on Instagram of a giant clapperboard and announced production had wrapped.

Coppola, whose credits include The Godfather trilogy, Apocalypse Now, The Conversation, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, and The Outsiders, reportedly self-financed most of the American Zoetrope production, which cost just shy of $100m.

The cast includes Dustin Hoffman, Laurence Fishburne, Jason Schwartzman, Talia Shire, Chloe Fineman, Kathryn Hunter, Giancarlo Esposito and Jon Voight.

In January the legendary filmmaker and his star Driver rubbished reports that the budget had sky-rocketed and there had been chaos on set.

Coppola’s most recent film as director was the 2016 coming-of-age tale Distant Vision. Prior to that he averaged a feature release every two years for a spell of four years with the fantasy horror Twixt coming out in 2011, the drama Tetro in 2009, and the mystery Youth Without Youth in 2007.