Two A-list actors are coming together to make a film about the making of a masterpiece.
Actors Jake Gyllenhaal and Oscar Isaac have signed on to star in Francis and The Godfather, the upcoming film by Rain Man director Barry Levinson.
The film is based off of a script originally written by Andrew Farotte which Levinson has redeveloped, it tells the scripted behind the scenes story at the making of The Godfather with Isaac signed on to play the young filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola and Gyllenhaal as the Paramount studio head Robert Evans.
The Godfather is considered one of the most iconic films ever made, but not many people know the constant battle it was to get made. It is the story of the two men who were at odds over some key decisions being made for the film, from casting the lead roles budget, and locations.
Coppola has even given his blessing: “Any movie that Barry Levinson makes about anything, will be interesting and worthwhile!”
It will be very interesting to see who else boards the project to play the iconic actors who brought the original film to life like Marlon Brando and Al Pacino.