Jake Gyllenhaal and Oscar Isaac have been cast in “Francis And The Godfather,” a new movie focused on the making of the 1972 Hollywood classic “The Godfather.” The exciting true story behind Francis Ford Coppola’s iconic gangster film production is going to be revealed. Scroll down to discover the secrets!
- Jacob Benjamin Gyllenhaal was born December 19, 1980. He is an incredibly talented American actor and film producer.
- 41 year old Oscar Isaac is a Guatemalan-American actor who gained fame for his role in the acclaimed Coen’s brother film “Inside Llewyn Davis.”
- “The Godfather” won Best Picture at the 45th Academy Awards and Best Adapted Screenplay for Mario Puzo and Coppola.
Oscar Isaac, Francis Ford Coppola, Jake Gyllenhaal and Robert Evans
Oscar Isaac will play Francis Ford Coppola, who directed the legendary film, while Jake Gyllenhaal has been cast as producer Robert Evans.
Jake Gyllenhaal and Oscar Isaac staring "The Godfather" biopic
Filmmaker Barry Levinson, who gained fame with blockbusters like “Rain Man” and “Good Morning, Vietnam,” is directing the movie.
Barry Levinson to direct "Francis and The Godfather"
We can’t wait to see Isaac, who also stars in “Dune” among a stellar cast, including Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Zendaya and more.
Oscar Isaac in "Dune" movie set
Jake Gyllenhaal most recently delivered a remarkable performance as Quentin Beck / Mysterio in “Spider-Man: Far From Home.”
“Francis and the Godfather” will narrate the behind the scene's story about Coppola’s struggle at the age of 31 to convince Paramount studios to make the movie.
Marlon Brando and Francis Ford Coppola on the set of "The Godfather"
The making of “The Godfather” focuses on Evans’ difficult relation with Coppola, who over the course of production questioned the director decisions, especially about casting.
Can you believe that Paramount was against Coppola’s casting choices, including Marlon Brando as Don Vito Corleone!
"The Godfather" poster staring Marlon Brando
The movie had a troubled production, with famous directors such as Peter Bogdanovich and Sergio Leone turning it down. Apparently Coppola was constantly afraid of being fired due to having so many disagreements with Paramount.
Notoriously, Marlon Brando declined the Best Actor award for his performance in “The Godfather.” The actor boycotted the ceremony in protest of Hollywood’s portrayal of Native Americans.
Marlon Brando's Oscars rejection sent Sacheen Littlefeather in his place
Brando sent Sacheen Littlefeather to accept his Oscar trophy. Littlefeather was an Apache activist for Native American rights.
The Godfather making of movie opens the path for a new spin off that is sure to delight fans who want to know everything about the enduring classic. Ben Affleck is directing a similar drama about the behind the scenes of “Chinatown.”
Meanwhile, Coppola, who is not involved in the production, has given his support. “Any movie that Barry Levinson makes about anything will be interesting and worthwhile!”
Jake Gyllenhaal moved for his Tony nomination for the play “Sea Wall/A Life”