Following the recent casting of Emmy nominee Matthew Goode as Robert Evans, Paramount+ continues to shape up the cast of their newest limited series The Offer with the addition of three new cast members, who will be joining lead star Miles Teller. According to Deadline, Fantastic Beasts actor Dan Fogler has officially been tapped to portray the role of acclaimed filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola in the streamer’s upcoming scripted series about the making of 1972’s The Godfather. Coppola directed The Godfather trilogy from the screenplay he co-adapted with Mario Puzo. In addition to Fogler, Giovanni Ribisi (Sneaky Pete) and Colin Hanks (Fargo) have also been cast for the roles of crime boss Joe Colombo and Barry Lapidus, respectively.
The Offer will be based on the never-before-seen experiences of Oscar and Golden Globe-winning producer Albert S. Ruddy, who will be portrayed by Whiplash star Miles Teller. The series will follow Ruddy’s journey in bringing 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 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.
Interestingly, a film adaptation about the making of The Godfather titled Francis and The Godfather is also currently in development from Academy Award winner Barry Levinson. It will star Oscar Isaac as Coppola, Jake Gyllenhaal as Robert Evans, and Elisabeth Moss.
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.