According to the deadline, the Juno Temple (Killer Joe, The other Boleyn girl) has been asked to join Miles Teller in the upcoming Paramount + limited series titled The offer, focused on the backstage story of 1972 The Godfather. Temple is expected to embody the role of Bettye McCartt, who is Teller’s assistant producer Al Ruddy, but a powerhouse in her own right.
This marks the English actress’ latest streaming project after recently starring in Apple TV + Palmer movie and Ted lasso series. For her performance as Keeley Jones in the latter, she received positive reviews from critics and is a potential contender for upcoming Emmy nominations. She also recently starred in the British Limited Series Little birds, which debuted in the United States earlier this month on Starz.
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The offer will be based on the untold experiences of Oscar and Golden Globe winner producer Albert S. Ruddy. He will follow Ruddy’s journey by bringing Mario Puzo’s epic detective story The Godfather to Life on the Big Screen, directed by Francis Ford Coppola from a screenplay written by Puzo. Led by Marlon Brando and Al Pacino, the 1972 film won three major Oscars out of seven nominations, including Best Picture. Due to its success, it spawned two more sequels in 1974 and 1990.
The limited series will be directed by Whiplash star Miles Teller as Al Ruddy, Emmy nominated Matthew Goode as Robert Evans, Dan Fogler (Fantastic beasts films) like Francis Ford Coppola, Giovanni Ribisi (Sneaky pete) as crime boss Joe Colombo and Colin Hanks (Fargo) like Barry Lapidus.
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The offer is written and produced by Nikki Toscano and Michael Tolkin, Toscano also serving as showrunner. Rocket man Director Dexter Fletcher has also signed on to direct the project. The executive producers are Teller, Ruddy and Leslie Grief.
Interestingly, a film adaptation about the making of The Godfather title FranÃ§ois and the godfather is also being developed by Oscar winner Barry Levinson. It will star Oscar Isaac as Coppola, Jake Gyllenhaal as Robert Evans and Elisabeth Moss.