The Making-of Story of The Godfather Stars Miles Teller
Paramount+ has released the trailer for The offera limited series exploring the chaotic production of one of the greatest films in history: Francis Ford Coppolait is The Godfather. The ten-episode limited series will be told through the producer’s eyes twice at the Oscars Albert S.Ruddyplayed by Miles Tellerwith real director Ruddy producing the series.
The trailer teases the story behind The Godfather, as Paramount cast Ruddy to lead a project the studio wasn’t sure he could pull off. Based on the novel of the same name by Mario Puzo (played in the series by Patrick Gallo), The Godfather was conceived as a low-budget project, and Francis Coppola (Dan Foger) only got involved after other filmmakers refused to direct him. While The Godfather is known for launching the prolific careers of Hollywood legends such as Robert De Niro and Al Pacino (played in the series by Antoine Ippolito), The offer will focus on lesser-known facts from the film’s production. As the trailer tells us, the series will reveal how Ruddy dealt with a reluctant director and a screenwriter desperate for cash early in production, and how the producer negotiated with the studio to increase the budget and shoot. The Godfather in the classic that it is.
To make matters even more complicated, the trailer shows us how the failure of previous gangster films put The GodfatherRuddy’s production was in jeopardy, leading Ruddy to help reframe the film as a family affair just to secure adequate funding. So, in addition to diving deep into the making of one of the most beloved films of all time, The offer also promises to explore the relationships that keep Hollywood’s wheels turning and show how movies were produced half a century ago.
First released in 1972, The Godfather follows the Corleone mob family, as their youngest son Michael (Pacino) grows from reluctant outsider to ruthless mob boss. The film won acclaim from audiences and critics alike, being nominated for eleven Academy Awards and winning three, including Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Actor for Marlon Brando.
The offer also includes Matthew Goode, John Ribisi, Colin Hank, Temple of Junoand Michel Gandolfini. Grey’s Anatomy alum Justin Chambers plays Brando, while Lou Ferrigno guest stars as actor Lenny Montana. The offer was created and written by Michael Tolkinwith Nikki Toscano as co-writer and showrunner.
The first three episodes of The offer premiering on Paramount+ on April 28. After that, new episodes hit the streaming platform every week every Thursday. Check out the new trailer below:
The series premieres April 28 on Paramount+.
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