According to Deadline, Oscar-winning filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola has finally finished the casting process for his long-in-development epic drama Megalopolis. Production is expected to begin filming this fall in Georgia. Rounding out the all-star cast are Dustin Hoffman (The Graduate), Isabelle Kusman (Licorice Pizza), D.B. Sweeney (Gardens of Stone), Chloe Fineman (Saturday Night Live), and newcomer Bailey Ives.
They will be joining Adam Driver, Forest Whitaker, Nathalie Emmanuel, Jon Voight, Laurence Fishburne, Aubrey Plaza, Talia Shire, Shia LaBeouf, Jason Schwartzman, Grace Vanderwaal, Kathryn Hunter, and James Remar.
Megapolis has been Coppola’s passion project since the 1980s. The logline states, “The fate of Rome haunts a modern world unable to solve its own social problems in this epic story of political ambition, genius, and dangerous love.”
There have been many times in the past when Coppola tried to start production on the project. However, due to certain unchangeable setbacks, including directorial obligations to The Godfather trilogy and the 9/11 attacks, making Megalopolis a reality has indeed become a difficult task for the filmmaker.