'The Offer' explores the behind-the-scenes of making 'The Godfather' in a 10-episode series premiering April 28 on Paramount+.
The day before The Godfather turned 50 years old, Paramount+ released a trailer for The Offer, its upcoming limited series about the making of the classic, Academy Award-winning movie.
Following producer Albert S. Ruddy (played by Miles Teller), The Offer looks at the behind-the-scenes machinations to get Mario Puzo's (Patrick Gallo) 1969 book brought to life on the big screen.
"We've been all over town, no one wants to make this movie, so I need you to," Matthew Goode's Robert Evans tells Teller's Albert in the trailer, which you can watch below.
Facing concerns that "gangster movies are dead," threats from real-life gangsters who are worried about how they will be portrayed on-screen, and dramatic relationship dynamics among those working on the film (and their loved ones), The Offer will explore both the artistry and the business behind movie-making.
"The excitement, the thrill, that's movie magic, baby," the trailer previews.
It features a star-studded cast, also including Juno Temple as Bettye McCartt, Giovanni Ribisi as Joe Colombo, Dan Fogler as Francis Ford Coppola, Burn Gorman as Charles Bluhdorn, Justin Chambers as Marlon Brando, and Colin Hanks as Barry Lapidus.
The Offer premieres with its first three episodes (of 10) on April 28. Then, a new episode will drop weekly on Thursdays, up to and including its finale on June 16.
The series is executive produced by creator and write Michael Tolkin, showrunner Nikki Toscano, the real-life Ruddy, Teller, Dexter Fletcher, Russell Rothberg, and Leslie Greif, who also developed the series. Fletcher also directs.