Paramount + has found it Godfather architect Dan Fogler (Fantastic beasts) is to feature Francis Ford Coppola in a limited series on the making of Coppola’s acclaimed and groundbreaking 1972 film Godfather. Actors also include Giovanni Ribisi (Sneaky Pete) and Colin Hanks (Life in pieces).
The trio joins actors including Miles Teller (Supreme weapon: Maverick) like Godfather and Oscar-winning producer Albert S. Ruddy and Matthew Goode (Downton Abbey) as director and producer of the studio, Robert Evans. Offer based on the “unprecedented experiences of Albert S. Ruddy, an Oscar-winning and Golden Globe-winning producer” on his journey to Godfather made.
Ribisi plays crime boss Joe Colombo, who organized the Italian-American Civil Rights League and was one of the heads of the Mafia of five families in America. At first, he opposed doing it Godfather until Ruddy met him and got approval.
Hanks portrays Robert Evans, “a Gulf and Western leader with a lot of power over Paramount Pictures.”
Despite being one of the most prestigious films of all time, Godfather was very dramatic behind the scenes because the studio felt Coppola was too inexperienced to make a film of this scale, arguments were made about the actors, production delays and more. Godfather star Marlon Brando, who still won an Oscar for a performance by family patriarch and crowd boss Vito Corleone, even threatened to quit the film if Coppola is fired. Nearly 50 years since publication Godfather is still as well known as then.
The ten-episode series was created by Oscar and Emmy nominee Michael Tolkin, who is the producer and co-author of the series with Nikki Toscano. Toscano also acts as an actor. Teller and Ruddy also co-produced the series with Leslie Grief and Dexter Fletcher (Rocket man) set directly.
Fun enough, a movie is currently being made about the stormy events behind making them Godfather directed by Barry Levinson. Where Offer told from Ruddy’s point of view, Francis and The Godfather comes from Coppola, with Oscar Isaac (Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker) plays Coppola, Elisabeth Moss (The story of a slave girl) calling his wife Eleanor and Jake Gyllenhal (Spider-Man: far from home) plays Robert Evans.
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