Paramount+ Makes An Offer You Can’t Refuse With The Godfather TV Series Trailer
Fifty years after Francis Ford Coppola’s cinematic masterpiece The Godfather honored screens, Paramount+ has released the trailer for its upcoming behind-the-scenes TV show.
The offer is based on the extraordinary experience of Oscar-winning producer Albert S. Ruddy The Godfather.
The 10-episode series was created and produced by Michael Tolkin (The player), with Ruddy serving as executive producer.
Behind the scenes of The Godfather
The series focuses on Ruddy as he helmed the film adaptation of Mario Puzo’s bestselling novel at Paramount Pictures.
According to Deadline, the show only covers the first film.
The Godfather famous Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton and James Caan.
It was nominated for 11 Oscars in 1973 and won three, including Best Picture for Ruddy, Best Actor for Brando and Best Writing for Puzo and Coppola.
The film was followed by two sequels in 1974 and 1990.
From the start, do The Godfather was anything but smooth sailing.
Ruddy said “Nobody” wanted to make a gangster film and Italian Americans “violently” opposed it.
“The only story I know of the making of The Godfather was that Mario Puzo had a fight with Frank Sinatra at Chasen [restaurant]. So I had written five minutes of the show and now I was only nine hours and 55 minutes away from filling it,” said show creator Tolkin. said when the trailer was released on Tuesday.
The aforementioned scene takes place in the first episode, in which Sinatra fan Puzo meets the singer at the restaurant adored by Hollywood stars.
Things are going great between the two until one of Sinatra’s friends reveals that Puzo wrote The Godfather.
Disgusted, Sinatra says the book is an insult to Italians.
Many people believe that Sinatra was the sole inspiration behind The Godfather character Johnny Fontane, a singer who uses his Mafia ties to advance his career.
Sinatra has vehemently denied being connected to a gangster.
Who plays who?
Miles Teller is ready to make you an offer you can’t refuse.
the Whiplash the actor was cast as Ruddy, alongside Juno Temple (Ted Lasso) as Ruddy Bettye McCart’s assistant, Matthew Goode (The crown) as producer Robert Evans, Colin Hanks (Fargo) as director Barry Lapidus, Dan Fogler (fantastic beasts) like Coppola and Giovanni Ribisi (Saving Private Ryan) as gang leader Joe Colombo.
Grey’s Anatomy star Justin Chambers has been cast in the recurring role of legendary actor Brando, starring Patrick Gallo (The Irishman) as Puzo and Frank John Hughes (Band of brothers) like Sinatra.
Teller replaced Armie Hammer (call me by your name) in the lead role after several women accused the actor of emotional abuse and sexual abuse.
An entanglement with the (real) mafia
Crime boss Joe Colombo wasn’t happy when he learned The Godfather was being made into a movie.
Mr. Colombo created the Italian-American Civil Rights League in 1970, which he used to criticize the FBI for violating his civil rights and those of his family by constantly pursuing them.
The FBI was very interested in his activities as the head of the Colombo crime family, one of the five families recognized as the most powerful mob in New York.
According to authorities, the Colombo family engaged in sports gambling, embezzlement, fencing of stolen property and loan sharking.
Getting on Mr. Colombo’s bad side wasn’t ideal, so Ruddy decided to meet him.
“The league used to meet at the Park Sheraton Hotel, which is famous in New York because it’s where [the Murder, Inc., boss] Albert Anastasia was killed at the hairdresser,” he said. vanity lounge in 2009.
Once there, Ruddy assured Mr. Colombo The Godfather would not demean the Italian community in America.
“It’s an equal opportunity organization. We have a corrupt Irish cop, a corrupt Jewish producer. No one is targeting the Italians for anything. You come into my office tomorrow and I’ll let you look at the script. Read it and we’ll see if we can get a deal,” Ruddy recalled telling the crime boss.
Mr. Colombo went to Ruddy’s office, flanked by two men.
After reviewing the script, he told Ruddy he wanted the word “Mafia” erased.
Mr. Colombo has long believed that the words “Mafia” or “Cosa Nostra” (Sicilian mafia) were a slander against all Italian Americans.
Ruddy obeys, doing securities around the city.
And that’s just the tip of the iceberg of what happened behind the scenes of The Godfather.
The offer premieres April 28 on Paramount+