Following some pretty horrific sexual assault allegations made against Armie Hammer, Hollywood swiftly responded by removing him from all upcoming projects. Previously, Hammer was ousted from his co-starring role opposite Jennifer Lopez in the upcoming action-comedy Shotgun Wedding, with Josh Duhamel stepping in. Now, as first reported by Deadline, Hammer’s role in a new series, titled The Offer, will now go to Miles Teller.
The new series will tell the true story behind the making of The Godfather. Teller will portray The Godfather producer Al Ruddy. The Offer has been ordered as a 10-episode and will stream on the Paramount+ streaming service. Nikki Toscano (Bates Motel) will write the series as well as serve as its executive producer and showrunner. Moreover, Michael Tolkin (Escape at Dannemora) will produce the series as well alongside Miles Teller and Al Ruddy himself. Additionally, Dexter Fletcher (Rocketman) is on board to direct serval episodes.
Premiering in 1972, The Godfather was directed and co-written by Francis Ford Coppola. However, at just 31, the filmmaker had to convince Robert Evans and Paramount Pictures to invest large sums of money in him and his idea. The gamble would pay off as The Godfather went on to earn $287 million at the worldwide box office. Moreover, the film won Oscars for Best Picture, Best Actor (Marlon Brando), and Best Adapted Screenplay.
Miles Teller is a BAFTA Award nominee thanks to his stellar work in Whiplash. Additionally, the actor touts roles in the Divergent film series and the 2015 Fantastic Four reboot. Up next, Teller will star alongside Tom Cruise in Top Gun: Maverick and Escape from Spiderhead opposite Chris Hemsworth.
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