Playing on his ardour venture in an enormous method by pouring thousands and thousands of his personal cash into it, Francis Ford Coppola introduced in Might that he had secured Adam Driver, Nathalie Emmanuel, Forest Whitaker, Laurence Fishburne and Jon Voight to move up the forged. Aubrey Plaza will now be becoming a member of them.
Whereas the roles are nonetheless largely unknown (with two exceptions: see under), Coppola has stated the plot is loosely this: “The destiny of Rome haunts a contemporary world unable to unravel its personal social issues on this epic story of political ambition, genius, and conflicting pursuits.”
Speaking to Deadline when the opposite forged had been introduced, Coppola defined a bit extra: “The idea of the movie is a Roman epic, within the conventional Cecile B. DeMille or Ben-Hur method, however instructed as a contemporary counterpart specializing in America,” he stated. “It’s based mostly on The Catiline Conspiracy, which involves us from historic Rome. This was a well-known duel between a patrician, Catiline (Driver), and the well-known Cicero, who will likely be Forest Whitaker. He’s now the beleaguered mayor of New York, throughout a monetary disaster, near the one which Mayor Dinkins had. This story takes place in a brand new Rome, a Roman epic despatched in trendy occasions. The time set just isn’t a selected yr in trendy New York, it’s an impression of recent New York, which I name New Rome.”
With the funds presently a hair beneath $100 million, taking pictures needs to be kicking off within the coming months. And Plaza’s casting offers us hope that it is nonetheless on observe this time.