In April, Dexter Fletcher brings us back to the Hollywood of the 70s with his new series The offer.
The 10-part miniseries, which looks like a high-level masterpiece, will tell the fictional story of the making of The Godfather. It tells the story of how Francis Ford Coppola and Mario Puzo’s screenplay grew from a brave idea into the iconic Oscar-winning film that has been imprinted in cultural consciousness for decades. A TV series about making a movie? It sounds self-indulgent, we know, but it sounds fun – and the story itself, which includes real-life mobsters, dodgy finances and a studio on the brink of financial collapse, seems Savage.
What is The offer on?
The offer is a limited series on the making of The Godfathercoinciding with the film’s 50th anniversary since its release in 1972. Centered on film producer Albert S. Ruddy (played by Miles Teller), it tells the story of the challenges to get the film off the ground against the backdrop of a complicated time in Hollywood.
It details the difficulty of getting the film greenlit amid resistance to mob films in Hollywood at the time. Then there’s the matter of the crowd itself, who weren’t the production’s biggest fans (for obvious reasons) and the scandals among the cast and crew.
Is there a trailer for The offer?
Yes! Take a look below.
Who plays in the series?
The series sees Miles Teller in the title role of Al Ruddy, a far cry from his last screen appearance as policeman Martin Jones in Too old to die young. But it’s Matthew Goode who takes center stage in the trailer, really leaning into the role of Paramount Pictures Bigwig, Robert Evans. Juno Temple and Dan Fogler will also be part of the cast, with Giovanni Ribisi giving his most menacing impression of crime boss Joe Colombo in the trailer. Teller and Ruddy will also serve as executive producers on the series.
When will the offer be published?
The offer is set to air on Paramount+ in the US from April 28, 2022. The UK air date is still to be confirmed.
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