Megalopolis Teaser Trailer Previews Francis Ford Coppola’s Epic

Francis Ford Coppola has released the teaser trailer for his upcoming epic Megalopolis.

“Our new film Megaloplis is the best work I’ve ever had the privilege to preside over,” Coppola writes in a statement attached to the trailer. The ambitious footage features a decaying city, falling Roman statues, and chariot races in this reimagined Modern America.

Check out the Megalopolis teaser trailer below (watch more trailers and clips):

What to Expect in Megalopolis?

The official synopsis reads: “The City of New Rome must change, causing conflict between Cesar Catilina (Adam Driver), a genius artist who seeks to leap into a utopian, idealistic future, and his opposition, Mayor Franklyn Cicero (Giancarlo Esposito), who remains committed to a regressive status quo, perpetuating greed, special interests, and partisan warfare. Torn between them is socialite Julia Cicero (Nathalie Emmanuel), the mayor’s daughter, whose love for Cesar has divided her loyalties, forcing her to discover what she truly believes humanity deserves.”

The Megalopolis cast includes Adam Driver, Nathalie Emmanuel, Giancarlo Esposito, Aubrey Plaza, Shia LaBeouf, Jason Schwartzman, Talia Shire, Laurence Fishburne, Kathryn Hunter, Grace VanderWaal, Jon Voight, and Dustin Hoffman.

Megalopolis is written and directed by Coppola, who produces alongside Fred Roos, Barry Hirsch, and Michael Bederman. Executive producers include Darren Demetre, Anahid Nazarian, and Barrie Osborne.

Coppola, who funded nearly all of the $120 million budget, is still looking for a U.S. distributor. Megalopolis will premiere at the Cannes Film Festival on May 17.