According to Deadline, Emmy nominee Matthew Goode has officially been tapped to star opposite Miles Teller in Paramount+’s upcoming limited series The Offer, which centers around the behind-the-scenes story of how Francis Ford Coppola’s The Godfather was made. Goode is set to portray the role of legendary Hollywood producer Robert Evans, who was the studio executive who oversaw the production of the 1972 film. He was also known for his work on other classic films such as Rosemary’s Baby, Love Story, The Great Gatsby, and Chinatown.
Goode is best known for his performances in TV shows such as Downton Abbey, The Good Wife, Dancing on the Edge, and The Crown, with the latter earning him his first Emmy nomination for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series. He will next be seen 20th Century Studios’ long-delayed action prequel The King’s Man and Julian Fellowes’ Downton Abbey 2.
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Based on the never-before-seen experiences of Oscar and Golden Globe-winning producer Albert S. Ruddy, The Offer will follow Miles Teller as Al Ruddy through his journey to bring Mario Puzo’s epic crime novel The Godfather to life on the big screen which was directed by Francis Ford Coppola from a screenplay written by Puzo. Led by Marlon Brando and Al Pacino, the 1972 film had earned three major Oscar awards out of seven nominations including Best Picture. Due to its success, it spawned two more sequels in 1974 and 1990.
The limited series hails from Paramount TV Studios. It is written and executive produced by Nikki Toscano and Michael Tolkin, with Toscano also serving as the showrunner. Rocketman director Dexter Fletcher has also signed on to helm the project. Executive producers are Teller, Ruddy, and Leslie Grief.
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The Offer is part of Paramount+’s list of ongoing projects that are currently in development for the streamer, including The Man Who Fell to Earth, iCarly revival, 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, The Real Criminal Minds.