Elisabeth Moss And Jake Gyllenhaal To Star In A Film About The Making of “The Godfather”
Making of The Godfather: Elisabeth Moss, Jake Gyllenhaal Together For The First Time This is an offer you can’t refuse: a new movie about the making of classic film, “The Godfather” (1972). A drama about the trials and tribulations in creating the masterpiece, it is sure to peak the interest of any film buff as the film will go behind-the-scenes of the classic film’s production.
Titled “Francis and The Godfather”, the film is based on a Black List script by Andrew Farotte. It has been redeveloped with Barry Levinson who is also set to direct the feature. Levinson is best known for Good Morning Vietnam (1987) and Rain Man (1988), for which he won the Academy Award for Best Director.
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Two-time Emmy and two-time Golden Globe winner, Elisabeth Moss is joining the previously announced cast, Jake Gyllenhaal and Oscar Isaac. Moss will play Eleanor Coppola, Francis’ wife, in the film. Gyllenhaal is playing producer Robert Evans and Isaac is playing Francis Ford Coppola.
Though “The Godfather” ended up becoming an Oscar-winning hit and, for a while, the highest grossing film of all time, its creation was complicated, to say the least. A 31 year-old Francis Ford Coppola battled with Paramount executive Robert Evans throughout production, and tensions were high. The process is ripe with drama, including the gamble of casting an increasingly unpredictable Marlon Brando and finding a relatively unproven lead in Al Pacino. Despite all the butting heads and egos, one of history’s best movies emerged. “The Godfather” stands as one of the greatest movies of all time and it won three Oscars, including Best Picture.
It’s worth noting that Levinson’s feature film is different from the series set up at Paramount+ about the making of “The Godfather” that was meant to star Armie Hammer as producer Al Ruddy until the actor dropped out of the project. Producers for “Francis and The Godfather” are Echo Lake Entertainment’s Mike Marcus, Doug Mankoff and Andrew Spaulding, along with Kevin Turen, Jon Levin and Baltimore Pictures’ Jason Sosnoff.
Elisabeth Moss starred in last year’s “The Invisible Man” and “Shirley,” and she’ll next be seen in Wes Anderson’s “The French Dispatch” and Taika Waititi’s “Next Goal Wins.” She’ll also play former congresswoman Katie Hill in a Blumhouse TV biopic, and will star in a true crime drama series about Candy Montgomery at Hulu.
Jake Gyllenhaal will next star in a remake of ‘The Guilty’, directed by Antoine Fuqua for Netflix. Oscar Isaac meanwhile will next be seen on the big screen in “Dune”.