Paramount+'s Surprisingly Light The Offer Charts the Success of The Godfather and Its Own Studio

Apr 22, 2022 422

BY: Kevin Fox, Jr.

Paramount+’s The Offer, about the known and unknown history of making The Godfather, is one of two upcoming projects about the iconic gangster film. In contrast with its rival biopic Francis and the Godfather, this 10-episode miniseries uses producer Albert S. Ruddy (Miles Teller) as its central character as he navigates the challenges of creating a film deemed controversial in Italian-American New York politics.

Those problems come in the form of Congressman Mario Biaggi (Danny Nucci), the Joe Colombo-led mafia, and the executives at Gulf+Western (Paramount’s former parent company) interfering with the production while director Francis Ford Coppola (Dan Fogler) fights for his vision.

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