The series “The Offer” will take us behind the scenes of the film “The Godfather”, which had a rather eventful production. A trailer has been unveiled with Miles Teller in the foreground.
The Godfather behind the scenes of a masterpiece
Fifty years later, The Godfather is more relevant than ever. After bringing forward, in 2020, the third opus with the release of a new edit wanted by Francis Ford Coppola, Paramount offered us this month an imposing Blu-ray and 4k box set of the trilogy. The opportunity for us to return to the complicated shooting of the first film. A chaotic production with on one side a Coppola who didn’t want to make the film, and on the other Paramount executives who only wanted to ride the wave of success of the novel by Mario Puzzo.
This is precisely the subject of The Offer the next series from Paramount+, driven in particular by Miles Teller. The show will indeed focus on Al Ruddy, the film producer who struggled to complete the project. In addition to the constant conflicts between Coppola and his employers, Ruddy had to manage a meeting with Joseph Colombo, true godfather at the time and president of the Italian American Civil Rights League. The latter then put pressure on the film until it was agreed that the terms “mafia” or “Cosa Nostra” would not be used.
An effective trailer for The Offer
The Offer, therefore, has a rather original approach to Godfather. As can be seen with the trailer (in one article), the show will brew wide. Adopting a tone that is both light and dynamic, while putting the pressure on with the intervention of real gangsters. The 70’s atmosphere is also very extensive. And the cast seems, on the whole, to have a field day. Note the presence of Matthew Goode in the role of producer Robert Evans, but also that of John Ribisi to embody Joseph Colombo, and especially Dan Fogler in Francis Ford Coppola. Also present are Juno Temple, Burn Gorman, and Colin Hanks.
The series will be offered on Paramount+ from April 28. In France, no date has been indicated. But remember that Canal+ recently signed an exclusive distribution contract with the American streaming service.