An Offer TVNZ Couldn’t Refuse

TVNZ OnDemand will be stream the making-of The Godfather dramatisation The Offer through its ViacomCBS deal.

The 10-part series will stream on Paramount+ from April 28.

As Entertainment Weekly reports: “The 1972 gangster epic had a notoriously troubled production, plagued by everything from creative clashes to interference from the real-life mob threatening to derail the film — all of which will be chronicled in The Offer.”

Told from the viewpoint of producer Albert S Ruddy (Miles Teller), it co-stars Dan Fogler as director Francis Ford Coppola, Matthew Goode as Paramount Studios chief Robert Evans, Juno Temple as Ruddy’s secretary and “right-hand woman” Bettye McCartt, and Giovanni Ribisi as Joe Colombo, there mobster who tried to get The Godfather shut down.

“What sealed it for me was when Al said, ‘Every day of making The Godfather was the worst day in my life,’ and that told me we had a show,” creator Michael Tolkin (Escape at Dannemora) told Vanity Fair.

“For every character in the film, getting it made or stopping it from being made was at the core of their actions, and it was a matter of life and death to them.”

The Offer’s debut is part of Paramount’s 50th anniversary Godfather tribute, which includes the theatrical re-release of the saga and its 4K-UHD release on March 23.

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