Paramount+ has confirmed The Many Saints Of Newark’s Michael Gandolfini has joined the cast of their new Godfather series The Offer.

The Offer

Gandolfini will be rounding off a cast including Zack Schor, Miles Teller and Giovanni Ribisi for the series telling the biographical story of the making of the Mafia classic.

The ten part limited series will see Gandolfini portraying businessman Andy Calhoun, who is looking to buy out Paramount Studios, who famously produced The Godfather series of movies.

Teller plays Albert S. Ruddy, the producer who set the wheels of the iconic movie in motion, Zack Schor, as assistant director Fred Gallo, Matthew Goode as Robert Evans and Ribisi as Joe Columbo.

The Offer was originally announced back in September 2020 with a number of the main cast members being announced before the end of the year and the bulk of the remaining announcements made across June and July 2021, the latter group including Burn Gorman as Charles Bludhorn and Justin Chambers in the role of Marlon Brando.

Gandolfini comes as one of the last people to be cast in the series, which began filming in July this year before being halted due to positive Covid tests among the production crew.

In August the production was hit with another stalling point when plans to shoot at the Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles was scrapped as part of an ongoing boycott of the venue, which was hit with a number of complaints of racial discrimination by staff after the hotel fired over 200 workers in March this year during the Pandemic.

Gandolfini has brought a lot of positive attention to himself by taking on the role of a young Tony Soprano in the Sopranos prequel The Many Saints Of Newark.

The film proved to be a massive hit over on HBO Max where it not only became one of their biggest original hit movies, but also brought a lot of attention back to The Sopranos series. The network are also in talks to produce a new Sopranos series set after the events of the movie.

Gandolfini is not short of upcoming movies, with the Russo Brothers directed The Gray Man and comedy horror Disappointment Blvd. already in post-production, while Susanna Fogel’s psychological thriller Cat Person is currently filming.

While the majority of these and The Offer don’t yet have release dates, it is likely they will all land in 2022 or early 2023 making it a busy couple of years for Gandolfini already.

The Offer

The Offer will premiere exclusively on Paramount+ sometime in 2022, while both The Many Saints Of Newark and the entire series of The Sopranos can also be found on HBO Max.

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