Everything falls into place like The offer, the upcoming Paramount + limited series based on the making of the 1972 film The Godfather, completes its casting. It was announced on Wednesday that Colin Hanks (Fargo), Don Fogler (Annibal) and Giovanni Ribisi (Sneaky pete) have all joined the series, as Variety reports.
The classic 1972 movie The Godfather directed by Francis Ford Coppola (Apocalypse now) is often considered one of the greatest films of all time. Al Pacino (Dog day afternoon), James Caan (Theif), Diane Keaton (Annie hall), Robert Duvall (News) and Marlon Brando (A tram named Désir) all stared in the film, and it won three Oscars for Best Picture, Best Actor, and Best Adapted Screenplay. Detailing the life of the Corleone crime family, the behind-the-scenes drama stories set on set are almost as famous as the on-screen drama.The offer will be based on the experiences of the producer Albert S. Ruddy had during the making of the film.
Ribisi was chosen to play the lead role of Mafia boss Joe Colombo. According to Variety, Colombo was famous in the crime scene: “In addition to leading one of the famous five families of the American Mafia, Colombo also founded the Italian-American Civil Rights League. A long career in film and television, Ribisi is known for his lead role in the Amazon Prime Video series Sneaky Pete. He also appeared on the NBC sitcom My name is earl and the Fox series Dads. His film credits include Saving Private Ryan, Avatar, A Million Ways To Die In The West, and A million little pieces.
Hanks was cast for the role of Barry Lapidus, a powerful Gulf & Western executive at Paramount Pictures. Son of actor Tom Hanks (Forrest Gump) and Rita Wilson (It is complicated), Hanks once had a prolific career. Featured in various TV series, he is known for his roles in the FX series Fargo, AMC Mad Men, and the Showtime series Dextre.
And last but not least, Fogler will put himself in Coppola’s place himself. In addition to directing the film, Coppola also adapted and co-wrote the screenplay alongside the book’s author, Mario Puzo, which earned them both Oscars. Fogler can be seen in AMC The walking dead, the NBC series Annibal, and ABC The Goldbergs.
Miles Teller (Whiplash) will star in the series as producer Ruddy. It replaced the former cast of Armie Hammer (Call Me By Your Name) after the actor encountered controversy earlier this year. Matthew Goode (A discovery of witches) was also cast to play the lead role of Robert Evans, the producer and studio director. The offer is written and produced by Nikki Toscano (Hunters), who will also be the showrunner of the series.