Netflix to Complete & Release One of Orson Welles’ Unseen Films

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When Orson Welles died in 1985, he left a number of unfinished films in his wake. The actor and filmmaker known for such films as Citizen Kane and Macbeth also left many cinephiles in suspense over the outcome of The Other Side of the Wind. The satire starred fellow directors and friends, John Huston and Peter Bogdanovich as fictionalized versions of themselves. It was a portrait of the vicious industry that is Hollywood.

Although the film was left incomplete, all of the footage was shot during the ’70s, and it has been sitting untouched in a French film lab for years. Netflix has recently acquired the rights to the film, for which they will edit together and release to the public, once and for all. The film’s original production manager, Frank Marshall is on board as producer.