Armie Hammer to lead Paramount+ limited series The Offer
As CBS All Access prepares to transition into its new title Paramount+, the streaming platform is building up its roster of original programming as it has cast Armie Hammer (Death on the Nile) to lead the in-development limited series The Offer, according to Deadline.
The series, written and executive produced by Oscar and Emmy nominee Michael Tolkin (Escape at Dannemora, The Player), will be based on Oscar and Golden Globe-winning producer Albert S. Ruddy’s never-before-revealed experiences in making the iconic 1972 film adaptation of the crime epic The Godfather, which was directed by Francis Ford Coppola and adapted by he and source material author Mario Puzo. Hammer will star in the series as the 90-year-old producer, whose other credits include The Longest Yard, which he also developed the story for, The Cannonball Run and Million Dollar Baby.
The 10-episode limited series will be penned and executive produced by Tolkin alongside Ruddy, Nikki Toscano (Hunters, Bates Motel) and Leslie Greif (Walker Texas Ranger, Hatfields & McCoys) and produced by Paramount TV Studios.
The Offer marks the latest upcoming project Hammer has signed on to after October saw the Golden Globe nominee join both the espionage thriller The Billion Dollar Spy, in which he will star alongside Mads Mikkelsen (Fantastic Beasts 3), and Lionsgate’s romantic action comedy Shotgun Wedding, in which he will star alongside Jennifer Lopez (Hustlers, Marry Me).
The biographical drama also marks the latest series currently in the works at the forthcoming Paramount+, with other projects including Kamp Koral: SpongeBob’s Under Years, The Man Who Fell to Earth, Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies, MTV’s Behind the Music — The Top 40, The Game, Twenty Four Seven,You’re Killing Me, Flashdance and The Real Criminal Minds.
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