First Teaser for Francis Ford Coppola’s ‘Megalopolis’ Revealed, Theatrical Release Seemingly Confirmed for 2024

'Vanity Fair' Reveals First Exclusive Look from Coppola's 'Megalopolis'!

We have already talked about Francis Ford Coppola’s major return to film, the epic project Megalopolis, which has been described as a visionary work, but is nevertheless having trouble finding a distributor. The movie is facing an uphill battle as we have reported, but it seems that Coppola has decided to do some of his own marketing to convince the studios to take his film. Not long ago, we provided you with a first-look image from the movie, showing stars Adam Driver and Nathalie Emmanuel, and just today, a first teaser video focusing – once again – on Driver has been released, confirming several interesting things.

Just a brief reminder before we continue. As we have written, the story of Megalopolis is an interesting one altogether. The movie was conceived way back in 1979, while Coppola was filming Apocalypse Now, one of the greatest war movies ever made. Now, 45 years later, the movie is finally complete, and we are hopeful that we will be able to say it soon.

Before we actually continue with the information we have, here is the teaser trailer that was released:

This is the “clean” version, without subtitles and other information, but there are several versions of this trailer, one of which confirms that the movie will premiere at the 2024 Cannes Film Festival and will be part of the official competition, which is definitely great and could help the movie in finding a studio. It has also been seemingly confirmed that the movie will be getting a theatrical release this year, but no further details have been provided.

The story of the movie will be set in New York City, but a very different New York City, as you could see in the trailer, as the city has been struck by a disaster. The main character is a young woman named Julia Cicero, played by Nathalie Emmanuel, who is divided between loyalty to her father and corrupt mayor, Frank, played by Giancarlo Esposito, who has a more classical view on society, and her idealist architect lover, Caesar, played by Adam Driver, who wants to rebuild New York and has significantly more progressive views.

Aside from the three actors mentioned above, the movie will feature a star-filled cast that includes Jon Voight, Laurence Fishburne, Aubrey Plaza, Shia LaBeouf, Jason Schwartzman, Grace VanderWaal, Kathryn Hunter, Talia Shire, Dustin Hoffman and D. B. Sweeney. Their roles are unspecified as of the time of writing. Mihai Mălaimare Jr. is handling the cinematography, while the music was composed by Osvaldo Golijov.

These releases are definitely great news and imply that Coppola is moving forward with the project and that we will be able to see it soon. As we have said earlier, we hope that we get a release date soon, as the movie definitely seems to be promising. In light of that, be sure to keep following us for all the latest updates!

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