'The Godfather' to Be the Subject of a New Film Starring Oscar Issac and Jake Gyllenhaal
'Francis and the Godfather' will explore the tumultuous creation of the Francis Ford Coppola's cinematic classic
Published Sep 30, 2020The making of The Godfather will be the subject of a new film by Barry Levinson called Francis and the Godfather, with Oscar Issac starring as director Francis Ford Coppola and Jake Gyllenhaal as producer Robert Evans.
The film about the 1972 classic is based on a Black List script by Andrew Farotte that was redeveloped by Levinson, Deadline reports, with Endeavor Content handling worldwide rights with FilmNation.
While The Godfather emerged as a true cinematic classic, the making of the film was more than a little chaotic, with Coppola often clashing with Paramount and producer Evans. Part of this came over the casting as Al Pacino and Marlon Brando, among other things.
"Out of the madness of production, and against all odds, a classic film happened," Levinson said in a statement regarding the project.
Coppola himself added: "Any movie that Barry Levinson makes about anything, will be interesting and worthwhile!"
So far, there is no word on when Francis and the Godfather could see release.