By Will Mavity
As per The Hollywood Reporter, Oscar winner Barry Levinson (“Rain Man”) will direct a film about the tumultuous making of “The Godfather.”
Oscar Isaac (“Inside Llewyn Davis”) will portray director Francis Ford Coppola, while Jake Gyllenhaal (“Nightcrawler“) will portray producer Robert Evans. The two notoriously clashed during the production over issues such as the casting of Marlon Brando and the then-unknown Al Pacino, as well as the length of the film. Both Evans and Coppola would go on to claim the other filmmaker had no idea what they were doing and that they had each saved the film. The script is co-written by Levinson and Andrew Farotte.
“The Godfather” is considered to be one of the greatest movies of all time. The storyline for such a movie follows a similar creative path as David Fincher’s “Mank” which will be released later this year and is also about the making of one of the greatest movies of all time, “Citizen Kane.”
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