Giancarlo Esposito is teaming up with legendary director Francis Ford Coppola

Francis Ford Coppola is such an interesting director to be a fan of. In the 70s, fresh off the success of the GodfatherGodfather 2, and Apocalypse Now, Coppola was one of the greatest auteurs of his era. However, after the debacle of making Apocalypse Now, which ran hilariously over budget and demanded an expanded production slate, one could argue that Coppola was never the same director again. Not to throw stones at the man's legacy, but there's a massive gulf between the Godfather's quality and that of Jack, starring Robin Williams. 

Recently news came out that Coppola's newest picture, the upcoming Megalopolis, was encountering similar issues as Apocalypse Now's production. With a massively ballooning budget, film fans are wondering how Coppola's Megalopolis will shake out in the end. One thing that won't be in question about the movie is the caliber of talent involved. According to, Megalopolis has enlisted the acting talents of Giancarlo Esposito. 

We're still a ways away from the premiere of Megalopolisthe buzzed-about new film from Francis Ford Coppola. After already amassing a pretty epic ensemble cast, it looks like that list now includes one fan-favorite actor. On Monday, reports revealed that Breaking Bad and Star Wars: The Mandalorian star Giancarlo Esposito is joining the cast of the film in a currently-unknown role. He will join an ensemble cast that already includes Adam Driver, Forest Whitaker, Nathalie Emmanuel, Jon Voight, Laurence Fishburne, Aubrey Plaza, Shia LaBeouf, Chloe Fineman, Kathryn Hunter, Dustin Hoffman, DB Sweeney, Talia Shire, Jason Schwartzman, Bailey Ives, Grace Vanderwaal, and James Remar.

Megalopolis has recently made headlines for reports that the film's budget has ballooned significantly, and entire departments on the film's crew have either fired or resigned. The reported budget exceeds $120 million.