Movies | November 13, 2020 6:30 am

David Fincher Signs Exclusive Four-Year Deal With Netflix

Fincher's next project "Mank" hits the streaming service in December

director David Fincher
David Fincher presents Maltin Modern Master Award to Brad Pitt during the 35th Santa Barbara International Film Festival.
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Netflix has been able to nab exclusive deals with some big names like Shonda Rhimes and Ryan Murphy in recent years, and it appears the streaming giant can now add director David Fincher to the list. The filmmaker revealed in a new interview with French magazine Premiere that he has signed a four-year “exclusivity deal” with the company.

Fincher’s latest film, Mank, will be released in theaters on Nov. 13 and on Netflix on Dec. 4.

“Depending on Mank’s reception, I’ll either go see them [Netflix] sheepishly asking them what I can do to redeem myself or take the attitude of the arrogant asshole who’ll require making other films in black and white,” Fincher joked to the publication, as reported by The Playlist. “No, I’m here to deliver them ‘content’ — whatever it means — likely to bring them spectators, in my small sphere of influence.”

In all seriousness, it sounds like he’s in it for the long haul: “I like the idea of ​​having a body of work,” he said. “And yes, I admit that it feels strange, after 40 years in this profession, to only have 10 films under my belt. Well, 11, but 10 that I can say are mine.”

Fincher has worked with Netflix in the past, executive producing and directing the first two episodes of House of Cards, as well as executive producing and directing several episodes of Mindhunter and producing the anthology series Love, Death & Robots for the streaming service.

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