Teaser for Francis Ford Coppola’s Epic Film

Francis Ford Coppola has released the first trailer for his epic, self-funded passion project Megalopolis.

In the clip released Monday evening, we see more of the scale and ambition of the project, with a large cast, dynamic shots of a utopian society and protests.

The film, premiering at the Cannes Film Festival on May 17, is a Roman epic set in an imagined modern America, according to early descriptions.

Adam Driver leads Megalopolisand the film’s cast includes Aubrey Plaza, Shia LaBeouf, Jon Voight, Jason Schwartzman, Laurence Fishburne, Kathryn Hunter, Grace VanderWaal, Chloe Fineman, James Remar, DB Sweeney and Dustin Hoffman.

Coppola started writing Megalopolis in 1983, and the film reportedly cost $120 million, financed in part by the sale of a significant portion of the director’s wine empire. He held a screening of the project in late March for potential buyers, attended by Universal’s Donna Langley, Netflix’s Ted Sarandos and Sony’s Tom Rothman.

However, more than a month later, the film is still seeking distribution, as several attendees at the screening said. The Hollywood Reporter that Megalopolis will face an uphill battle. One distributor said, “There’s just no way to position this film,” while another noted that while “everyone supports” the director, “there’s the business side of things.” .

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