A teaser for Francis Ford Coppola’s epic film

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

In the clip, which dropped Monday night, we see more of the scale and ambition of the project, with a large ensemble cast, dynamic scenes of a utopian community and protests.

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

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

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

However, a month later, the film is still seeking distribution, as many people who attended the screening said The Hollywood Reporter That Megalopolis Faces an uphill battle. One distributor said, “There’s no way this film can be sustained”, while another noted that “while everyone is rooting for the director”, “there’s also the business side of things”.

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