As production continues on Paramount+’s The Offer, Deadline brings word that Anthony Ippolito has officially been tapped to portray the role of Al Pacino in the forthcoming limited series about the making of 1972’s The Godfather. This marks Ippolito’s first major TV project after previously starring in Netflix’s now-canceled teen drama Grand Army.
Pacino portrayed the role of Michael Corleone in the classic mafia film, which has been one of his most iconic characters to date. He landed the role thanks to director Francis Ford Coppola, who wanted him for the part despite Paramount executives being against his casting as they wanted to cast a much-known actor.
Based on the never-before-seen experiences of Oscar and Golden Globe-winning producer Albert S. Ruddy, The Offer follows Ruddy’s journey in bringing Mario Puzo’s epic crime novel The Godfather to life on the big screen. Joining Miles Teller as Al Ruddy are Matthew Goode as Robert Evans, Dan Fogler as Francis Ford Coppola, Burn Gorman as Charles Bluhdorn, Colin Hanks as Barry Lapidus, Giovanni Ribisi as Joe Colombo, Juno Temple as Bettye McCartt, Justin Chambers as Marlon Brando, and Patrick Gallo as Mario Puzo.
The limited series will also feature Josh Zuckerman, Meredith Garretson, Nora Arnezeder, Paul McCrane, Anthony Skordi, Jake Cannavale, James Madio, Michael Rispoli, Stephanie Koenig, Lou Ferrigno, Frank John Hughes, and Danny Nucci.
The Offer is written and executive produced by Nikki Toscano and Michael Tolkin, with Toscano also serving as the showrunner. Rocketman director Dexter Fletcher has also signed on to helm the project. Executive producers are Teller, Ruddy, and Leslie Grief.