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Miles Teller & Juno Temple Get The Godfather Made

Miles Teller, Juno Temple, and Matthew Goode fight to get Francis Ford Coppola’s The Godfather made in new trailer for The Offer on Paramount+.

A new trailer for The Offer shows Miles Teller and Juno Temple fighting to get Francis Ford Coppola’s The Godfather made. Based on the real-life saga of how producer Albert S. Ruddy and Robert Evans pushed to get the adaptation of Mario Puzo’s The Godfather adapted at Paramount, The Offer is a 10-part series chronicling the journey from start to finish. The film was eventually directed by Coppola and released in 1972, but it wasn’t an easy process to get there, even if it became what many call the greatest film ever made.

The Offer stars Miles Teller as Ruddy, Matthew Goode as Evans, Juno Temple as Bettye McCartt, Giovanni Ribisi as Joe Colombo, Dan Fogler as Coppola, Burn Gorman as Charles Bluhdorn, Colin Hanks as Barry Lapidus, and Patrick Gallo as author Mario Puzo. Teller replaced Armie Hammer in the role of Ruddy, who was originally cast in the part, but dropped out following allegations of sexual assault and misconduct made against him. The mini-series is created by screenwriter Michael Tolkin (The Player), with Nikki Toscano serving as co-writer and showrunner.

Related: Why Francis Ford Coppola Made B-Movies and Adult Films Before The Godfather

Paramount+ has debuted a new trailer for The Offer, which highlights the behind-the-scenes struggle to get The Godfather made. The new trailer takes a deeper look at the journey to see the classic film realised on the big screen, including more footage of Ribisi’s portrayal of mob boss Joe Colombo, who had a hand in helping the movie be filmed in New York City after strong opposition from Italian-Americans in the area. The trailer also features more from Fogler’s portrayal of Coppola, showing the director’s involvement in The Godfather‘s production journey. Check out the full trailer below:

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The Godfather would go on to win three Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Actor for Marlon Brando. Coppola immediately went into the making of The Godfather: Part II, which would be an even bigger phenomenon for the franchise, winning six Oscars, including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actor for Robert De Niro. The Godfather trilogy wasn’t completed until 1990 with The Godfather: Part III, which was the most critically panned of the series. Recently, Coppola released a recut version of the third film with a new title, The Godfather Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone, which the director claims gives the film a “new life.” 

As The Godfather celebrates its 50th anniversary this year (and will be re-released in theaters and in a new 4K home release), The Offer has the opportunity to help shed some light on the untold story of what it took to bring the renowned film to audiences. Coppola continues to share his pride over the film, recently saying it “certainly defined the first third of my creative life” when talking about the restoration and re-release of the film. Hopefully, The Offer does justice to Coppola’s role in making the film as much as Ruddy’s role in producing it, which were both essential in bringing The Godfather to life.

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Source: Paramount+

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