Elisabeth Moss joins Jake Gyllenhaal and Oscar Isaac in film about the making of ‘The Godfather’

She will play Eleanor Coppola, the wife of director Francis Ford Coppola, who happens to be a filmmaker herself.


Paramount Event Series The offers may have suffered a hit, or dodged a bullet, when he lost his protagonist Armie hammer last month, but another project on the realization of The Godfather Full speed ahead, like a two-time Emmy winner Elisabeth moss is configured to join Jake gyllenhaal Y Oscar Isaac in a now untitled film from the director Barry levinson.


Andrew Farotte wrote the original script, which was voted on the Hollywood Black List of Best Non-Produced Scripts. Then titled Francisco and the godfather, the script was later developed by Levinson, who will also produce alongside Kevin Turen, Jon levin and Echo Lake Entertainments Mike marcus, Doug mankoff Y Andrew Spaulding, as much as Jason sosnoff from Baltimore Pictures.

Deadline broke the news that Moss will play Eleanor Coppola, the wife of Godfather director Francis Ford Coppola, who will be played by Isaac in the film. Gyllenhaal will co-star with iconic Paramount executive Robert Evans, and I’m sure Levinson will cast someone like Godfather producer Albert S. Ruddy, which would have been played by Hammer in The offer.

Who knows, maybe the same actor will be cast as Ruddy in both projects, just like the way Damon Herriman juice Charles manson in both Mindhunter Y Once upon a time in hollywood. On the other hand, Manson had a small role in both projects, while Ruddy is the leader in The offer despite probably being a minor character in Levinson’s movie.


What is certainly not a mystery at this point is that the realization of The Godfather It was famously chaotic, as there were epic behind-the-scenes battles between Coppola and Paramount on everything from filming locations to casting. The studio desperately needed a hit, but Coppola, 31, had his own vision for the film and didn’t like to compromise.

Eleanor Coppola is, of course, the mother of filmmakers Sofia coppola Y Roman coppolaas well as the writer-director’s grandmother Gia coppola. He is also a filmmaker in his own right, having directed the 1991 documentary Hearts of Darkness: a filmmaker’s apocalypse and other documentaries about his family’s movies.

Best known for her acclaimed laps The maid’s tale Y Crazy men, Moss is coming off a blockbuster The invisible man and the drama well reviewed Shirley. She will soon be seen in a couple of films by prominent authors: Wes andersonit is The French officeY Taika waititiit is Next goal wins, the latter of which features Hammer in a small role. It will certainly be interesting to see what happens to that one.

Meanwhile, Moss will soon be making her directorial debut with a season 4 episode of The maid’s tale, and is also developing two television series as producer and star: Apple’s metaphysical thriller The bright girlsand the real crime drama of Hulu Sweet, is also set to star in Blumhouse’s psychological thriller Mrs. March. Moss is as busy as any Hollywood actress, and you know what? It is well deserved, because it is really fantastic. Marvel should have his number handy …

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