'Breaking Bad' villain Giancarlo Esposito joins Francis Ford Coppola's sci-fi epic 'Megalopolis'

'Breaking Bad' villain Giancarlo Esposito joins Francis Ford Coppola's sci-fi epic 'Megalopolis'
Giancarlo Esposito is among several huge stars who will appear in Francis Ford Coppola's dream project (Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images, Rich Fury/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Giancarlo Esposito has joined the star-studded cast of Francis Ford Coppola's much-awaited production 'Megalopolis'. The film is the iconic 'The Godfather' and 'Apocalypse Now' director's dream project and has been in the works for decades. 

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Giancarlo Esposito found his slice of fame playing the iniquitous Gustavo Fring on 'Breaking Bad' and 'Better Call Saul'. His other credits include 'The Boys' and 'The Mandalorian', and he most recently led the Netflix heist series 'Kaleidoscope'. Despite a tight schedule that includes shooting for Netflix's 'The Gentlemen' spinoff, it seems Esposito has still managed to join Coppola's ongoing production. However, the details regarding his role in the movie are still unknown. 

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Francis Ford Coppola's dream project has seen many stages of development over the last 40 years. After several commercial and critical successes, the auteur's 1982 musical 'One From the Heart' bombed at the box office, leading him to focus on more commercially viable films. However, the veteran is now perfectly poised in his career to pursue his passion project, which he originally conceived in the 1980s. 

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Coppola has had to self-finance the reported budget of around $120 million, much like he did with 'Apocalypse Now', which received critical acclaim and box office success in 1979.

According to sources, 'Megalopolis' is a New York-set science fiction film that is heavily inspired by the Roman Empire. The film will narrate the story of an architect who seeks to change the debris-filled city into a utopia following a major cataclysmic event. 

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Recently, Deadline reported that Esposito boarded the cast of 'Megalopolis', putting him alongside other big names such as Adam Driver, Aubrey Plaza, and Laurence Fishburne.

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