'The Offer': 5 things you need to know about Paramount+ series starring Miles Teller
"I'm gonna make him an offer he can't refuse." The iconic line from Francis Ford Coppola's 'The Godfather' still evokes the same response that it did when the film came out in 1972. Based on a best-selling novel written by Mario Puzo, who co-wrote the screenplay, it is widely considered as one of the greatest and most influential films of all time. Making the film, however, wasn't an easy task. With studio executives not wanting Marlon Brando in the film to the Italian-American Civil Rights League holding rallies claiming the film would be a slur against their ethnicity, 'The Godfather' was marred with challenges right from the get-go.
'The Offer,' a mini-series slated to release on Paramount+, is a retelling of the production of 'The Godfather' through the eyes of Albert Ruddy. Played by Miles Teller, Albert Ruddy was the producer of the legendary film that more or less set the bar for gangster films, with stars like Robert De Niro and Al Pacino carving a name for themselves by appearing in masterpieces that fall under the genre.
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When and where can you watch 'The Offer'?
The first three episodes of the series are set to drop on Paramount+ on April 28, 2022. The remaining episodes will drop every week following the premiere. 'The Offer' will be available exclusively on Paramount's streaming services in the United States, Canada, Latin America, Nordics, and the Middle East.
What is 'The Offer' all about?
The official synopsis reads, "The Offer is based on Oscar-winning producer Albert S Ruddy’s extraordinary, never-revealed experiences of making The Godfather." It tells the story of how the landmark film made it to the big screen and highlights the challenges involved due to the culture in Hollywood at the time.
Who stars in 'The Offer'?
Miles Teller will be seen as Albert S Ruddy in the Paramount+ drama. The 34-year-old actor plays the real-life producer who was chosen to helm the project that Paramount was, at times, unsure about. Teller has been a part of the industry since 2010, starring in films such as 'Whiplash,' 'War Dogs,' and the soon-to-be-released 'Top Gun: Maverick.' He has also received awards for his performances in 'The Spectacular Now' and 'Fantastic Four'.
Other actors who are a part of 'The Offer' are Matthew Goode, Juno Temple, Giovanni Ribisi, Dan Fogler, Burn Gorman, Colin Hanks, and Patrick Gallo.
Who are the showrunners?
The show is executive produced by Dexter Fletcher, Leslie Greif, Dalia Ibelhauptaite, Michael Tolkin, Nikki Toscano, and Albert S Ruddy. Fletcher also serves as the series director. 'The Offer' is produced by Paramount Television Studios.