The Offer is a great new miniseries that premiered on Paramount Plus. The show tells the story behind the making of The Godfather. Who is part of the cast, what’s the show about and more.
The Godfather is one of the most iconic films of all time. The Offer comes from executive producer Al Ruddy, who was actually on set for the filming of The Godfather.
The series will explore how the movie came to be from the perspective of those who were there. It will also offer insight into filmmaking and how a classic movie like The Godfather is made.
The Offer is sure to be a fascinating look at one of the most famous films ever made, and should not be missed by any fan of cinema.
“Based on Albert S. Ruddy’s experience of making The Godfather” — try not to snort at this unique crediting nomenclature — The Offer was created by Michael Tolkin and developed by Tolkin and Leslie Greif.
We begin with Ruddy (Miles Teller) as an unhappy programmer for the Rand Corporation. Perhaps because of his analytical nature, Ruddy has cracked the formula of the broadcast television comedy, which he used to launch his Hollywood career with the creation of … Hogan’s Heroes.
But bad television has no appeal for Ruddy, and he finagles his way onto the Paramount lot. After a quick meeting with Robert Evans (Matthew Goode), the studio’s boy wonder, he has a production deal.
For questionable reasons, Ruddy is assigned duties producing The Godfather, the studio’s adaptation of Puzo’s (Patrick Gallo) best-selling novel — a peculiar target for penny-pinching Charles Bluhdorn (Burn Gorman), head of Paramount’s corporate parent Gulf + Western, and his anti-intellectual stooge Barry Lapidus (Colin Hanks).
So Ruddy sets out to make the best movie possible and to prevent anybody from being killed by the real-life Mafia, which has targeted the production thanks to agitating from ascendant gangster Joe Colombo (Giovanni Ribisi) and a generally insecure Frank Sinatra (Frank John Hughes).
Ruddy and helpful gal Friday Bettye McCartt (Juno Temple) hire Francis Ford Coppola (Dan Fogler) to work on the script with Puzo, leading to established Godfather lore like executives hating Al Pacino (Anthony Ippolito) and Marlon Brando (Justin Chambers), complaining about Gordon Willis’ (T.J. Thyne) cinematography, and general uproars about budgetary overages and a bulging running time.
“The Offer” Cast
Miles Teller is an American actor best known for his roles in various film and television productions. He was born on February 20, 1987, in Downingtown, Pennsylvania, and began his acting career in the early 2000s. After surviving a life-threatening car accident that left his face scarred, he emerged as an actor to watch with acclaimed performances.
Some of Teller’s notable film roles include his portrayal of Peter in the 2014 film “Whiplash,” for which he received critical acclaim and his role as Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic in the 2015 film “Fantastic Four.” Teller has also appeared in a number of other successful films, such as “Divergent,” “Bleed for This,” and “Only the Brave.”
In addition to his film work, Teller has also made appearances on various television shows, including “The Spectacular Spider-Man” and “House.” He has received recognition for his acting skills, including nominations for several awards, such as the Independent Spirit Award and the Chlotrudis Award.
Teller is known for his intense, focused approach to acting, and has earned a reputation as a talented and dedicated performer. He continues to work on new projects and is widely regarded as one of the most exciting young actors in Hollywood today.
Miles Teller is considered special for several reasons. Firstly, he is known for his acting abilities, bringing intensity and realism to his performances that captivate audiences. He has a talent for embodying a wide range of characters, from dramatic to comedic, and is known for his dedication to his craft, often undergoing physical transformations to better embody his roles.
Additionally, Teller is known for his unique acting style, which often incorporates a naturalistic and improvisational approach, adding to the authenticity of his performances. He has a strong presence on screen and has the ability to convey a wide range of emotions, making him a sought-after actor in Hollywood.
Furthermore, Teller is also known for his versatility as an actor, as he has been successful in a variety of film genres, from action to drama, and has worked with some of the industry’s top directors. This versatility has helped him to build diverse and impressive filmography, which continues to grow.
All these qualities, combined with his charismatic personality, have made Teller a well-respected and in-demand actor in the film industry and have earned him a large and devoted following among fans.
He’s been in Big-budget fares like Divergent (2014) and Fantastic Four (2015) proved a mixed bag for Teller, but he showcased his versatility with lead roles in War Dogs (2016), Bleed for This (2016) and Thank You for Your Service (2017), before cementing his status as a big-screen star with Top Gun: Maverick (2022).
Matthew Goode is an English actor known for his versatility and range in film and television. He was born on April 3, 1978, in Exeter, Devon, and began his acting career in the early 2000s.
Goode has had a number of notable film roles, including his portrayal of Charles Ryder in the 2005 film “Brideshead Revisited,” which earned him critical acclaim. He has also appeared in other successful films, such as “Watchmen,” “A Single Man,” and “The Imitation Game.” Goode’s acting has earned him recognition, including several awards nominations, such as the British Independent Film Award.
In addition to his film work, Goode has also made appearances on various television shows, including “The Good Wife” and “Downton Abbey.” He is known for his ability to bring depth and nuance to his performances and for his talent for embodying a wide range of characters, from dramatic to comedic.
Goode is also known for his strong sense of humour and charming personality, making him a popular and in-demand actor in the UK and the US. He continues to work on new projects and is widely regarded as one of the most talented actors of his generation.
Matthew Goode has had a number of notable film and television roles that have been widely praised for his acting abilities. In “Brideshead Revisited” (2005), Goode played the complex and introspective character of Charles Ryder and earned several award nominations for his nuanced performance. “A Single Man” (2009) saw Goode star alongside Colin Firth as his lover, Henry, and his performance was praised for its sensitivity and nuance, as well as his chemistry with Firth.
In “Watchmen” (2009), Goode played the role of Adrian Veidt/Ozymandias, one of the story’s central characters, and his performance was widely praised for its nuance and complexity. Goode also had a notable role in “The Imitation Game” (2014) as Hugh Alexander, one of Alan Turing’s colleagues at Bletchley Park, where his understated performance and ability to convey a sense of camaraderie and friendship with Turing were praised.
Matthew Goode’s versatility, depth, and nuance as an actor have been widely recognized and appreciated by audiences and critics alike. He has a talent for embodying a wide range of characters, and his performances often bring a sense of nuance and authenticity to his roles.
Juno Violet Temple was born on July 21, 1989, in Hammersmith, London; Temple started acting at a young age and made her screen debut in 2006. into a showbiz family, the daughter of producer Amanda Temple and film director Julien Temple. She was named ‘Juno’ after her parents took a visit to the Grand Canyon during pregnancy and found they were standing on a butte of Cape Final known as Juno Temple. She has English and Scottish ancestry.
Her family moved to America, where she spent the first four years of her life. The family then moved back to England and settled in Somerset. At age four, she decided she wanted to be an actress after her father showed her Beauty and the Beast (1946) by Jean Cocteau.
One of Juno Temple’s earliest and most notable film roles was in the 2007 film Atonement where she played the role of Lola Quincey. This role garnered her critical acclaim, and she received several award nominations for her performance. In “Atonement,” the role of Lola Quincey, is a young girl who becomes embroiled in a scandal that has far-reaching consequences. Temple’s performance was widely praised for its depth and nuance, and she received several award nominations for her work in the film.
Since then, she has gone on to have a number of other notable film roles, including Harley Quinn in “The Dark Knight Rises” (2012) – In this blockbuster film, Temple played the role of a young Selina Kyle, who later becomes the infamous cat burglar known as Catwoman. Her performance was widely praised for its energy and verve, and for the way she brought new, youthful energy to the character.
Thistletwit in “Maleficent” (2014) – In this live-action retelling of the classic fairy tale “Sleeping Beauty,” Temple played the role of Thistletwit, one of Maleficent’s mischievous fairy henchmen. Her performance was widely praised for its humour and energy, and for the way she brought a sense of fun to the film.
She played Ginny in “Wonder Wheel” (2017) – In this Woody Allen film, she is a young woman who becomes involved with a middle-aged carousel operator. Her performance was widely praised for its depth and nuance, and for the way she brought a sense of humanity to the film.
In addition to her film work, Juno Temple has also made appearances on various television shows, including “Vinyl,” “Mr. Selfridge,” and “Dirty John.” She is known for her ability to bring humour and heart to her performances, and her talent for playing both comedic and dramatic roles.
Her most praised work so far is on the successful Apple Tv show, Ted Lasson. It is a sports comedy series that premiered in August 2020. The show stars Jason Sudeikis as the titular character Ted Lasso, a college football coach from the United States who is hired to coach a professional English football (soccer) team. The show is known for its mix of humour, heart, and sports commentary and has received widespread critical acclaim.
Aside from her acting work, Juno Temple is also known for her fashion sense and has been named one of the best-dressed women in Hollywood by various media outlets. She is known for her eclectic and eclectic sense of style, and her ability to make bold fashion choices.
Overall, Juno Temple is a talented actress who has made a name for herself in both film and television. With her range, depth, and talent for embodying a wide range of characters, she is regarded as one of the most talented actresses of her generation.
Antonino Giovanni Ribisi is an American actor who was born in Los Angeles, California. His parents both have careers in the entertainment industry. His mother, Gay Ribisi (née Landrum), is a talent manager for actors and writers, and his father, Albert Anthony Ribisi, is a musician. He has a twin sister, actress Marissa Ribisi, and another sister, Gina. Giovanni is of Italian (from his paternal grandfather), English and German ancestry.
His mother helped launch his acting career, which began with an appearance on two episodes of Highway to Heaven (1984). This was followed by numerous roles on television.
In 1996, he gained the role of Phoebe Buffay’s half-brother on the high-profile sitcom Friends (1994), which boosted his career. He became involved in films, which included roles in Tom Hanks’s That Thing You Do! (1996) and Steven Spielberg‘s Saving Private Ryan (1998). He appeared in James Cameron‘s Avatar (2009), Contraband (2012), Gangster Squad (2013), Ted (2012) and Ted 2 (2015).
Colin Hanks, born as Colin Lewes Dillingham, is an American actor, producer, and director. He is known for his roles in movies, such as ‘King Kong,’ ‘Orange County,’ ‘The Great Buck Howard,’ and ‘The House Bunny.’ He is also a voice artist known for voicing Tom in the animated series ‘Talking Tom and Friends.
The eldest son of renowned actor Tom Hanks and actress Samantha Lewes, Colin was born into a family with a rich legacy in acting. Exposed to show business at an early age, he too, decided to follow in his parent’s footsteps into the world of acting. Despite being the son of an acting icon, Hanks has managed to achieve considerable success as an actor in his own right. His inherent acting skills shine through in each of the roles he plays.
As a young man, he was intent on getting a college degree and studied for a while at Chapman University and Loyola Marymount University. However, he dropped out in order to pursue a full-time acting career. In recognition of his work, he has been nominated for several awards to date, including the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film.
Daniel Kevin Fogler (born October 20, 1976) is an American actor, comedian and writer. He has appeared in films Balls of Fury, Good Luck Chuck, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, and Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald and has done voice acting for Kung Fu Panda, Horton Hears a Who!, and Mars Needs Moms. He currently stars on The Walking Dead as Luke.
In 2005, Fogler made his Broadway debut as William Barfée in The 25th Annual Putnam CountycSpelling Bee, for which he won the Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical.
Burn Hugh Winchester Gorman (born 1 September 1974) is an English actor and musician. He is known for his roles as Owen Harper in the BBC series Torchwood (2006–2008), Phillip Stryver in The Dark Knight Rises (2012), Karl Tanner in the HBO series Game of Thrones (2013–2014), Hermann Gottlieb in Pacific Rim (2013) and its sequel Pacific Rim: Uprising (2018), and Major Edmund Hewlett in the AMC series Turn: Washington’s Spies. Gorman portrayed ‘The Marshal’ in the first season of the Amazon drama The Man in the High Castle.
Gorman’s stage credits include Ladybird, Flush, and Gong Donkeys, prompting Michael Billington of The Guardian to write, “Gorman proves that he is one of the best young actors in Britain”. He has performed in readings, workshops, and development initiatives with the National Theatre Studio, Young Vic, Royal Court, Oxford Stage Company, Paines Plough, and Soho Theatre.] Outside London, he has worked with Nottingham Playhouse, the Theatre Royal, Plymouth, and the Royal Exchange and Contact Theatres.
From 2008 to 2009, Gorman played Bill Sikes in the West End revival of the musical Oliver! for which he was nominated for Best Supporting Actor in a Musical in the 2010 Whatsonstage Theatre Awards.
They say that to make a masterpiece film, preproduction, production and post-production of the film must be a living hell, otherwise, it will be a simplistic film. I have worked in the industry for many years, and I think it shouldn’t be like this making a film at the end of the day is a job, as in any job there must be respect, good pay and no suffering.
The Hollywood studio system has a very bad reputation and it probably wasn’t until Harvey Weinstein that things started to change a little bit. But not too much, let me start by saying that for the investors, the movie is only a business and they want their money back. And it is understandable and there is when it gets tricky because to make a Hollywood movie, especially in the older days, you need millions of dollars.
Filmmaking is a very expensive business. You can get tons of money back but lose a lot too. There is a lot of pressure. Where the line between business and art is drawn in filmmaking.
These days are easier and cheaper to make an artistic film. But if money is involved, there will be a lot of pain too. I recently watched a spanish film, “Official Competition”; it is a great commentary on how pretentious filmmaking can be. And if the director has money and freedom, well, I feel sorry for the cast and crew.
For me as always been fascinating how they made films in the old days, and see the behind-the-scenes (even if it’s fiction) of a great movie or TV Show. Last year we had the movie “Being The Ricardos” about the show I love lucy. Ryan Murphy made a great miniseries with the Feud “Crawford and Davis” the whole show is about the time they made “Whatever happened to baby jane?”
The offer is a Miniseries that revolves around the making of the Godfather. I think it is really good produced, it is entertaining and after you watch it you would want to re-watch the godfather, which I did. You will see the film with different eyes. I think the whole cast is really strong, especially Miller and Temple. The supporting cast is also good; we have actors that play Marlon Brandon, Frank Sinatra, and Al Pacino, and I think they all did a great job, especially when they played the godfather characters.
It is not a masterpiece as the godfather is. But it is entertaining and will give you something to think about and reflex on, and as I said before, will get to watch the Godfather again, and follow in love with it one more time.
In the 2022 oscar ceremony, they celebrated the 50th anniversary of the movie, Coppola, De Niro and Al Pacino took the stage, Coppola said a few words and one that made a huge impact on me, now that I watched the show, it was: “I never thanked Mario Puzo and Robert Evans, So thank you.”
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