Armie Hammer set to portray producer in the Godfather-making miniseries

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It was a part he couldn’t refuse.

Armie Hammer is set to star in The Offer, a miniseries on the making of The Godfather in which he will play producer Al Ruddy.

The 34-year-old actor will headline the 10-part film project for Paramount +, which is set to launch next year with titles from CBS All Access, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Coming soon: Armie Hammer, 34, is set to star in The Offer, a miniseries about the making of The Godfather in which he will play producer Al Ruddy. He was pictured last month in Los Angeles

“We’re excited to announce that @armiehammer will be playing ‘The Godfather’ producer Al Ruddy in our Paramount + limited series,” Paramount TV Studios tweeted Tuesday.

The project starring the Santa Monica, Calif., Native will tell Ruddy’s take on the collaboration on the 1972 Oscar-winning film alongside director Francis Ford Coppola, and late writer Mario Puzo and producer Robert Evans.

The film won three Oscars, for Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Actor for the late Marlon Brando, who played the titular role of Don Vito Corleone.

The organized crime classic, which spawned two sequels, also featured an ensemble cast of Al Pacino, Diane Keaton, James Caan, John Cazale, Talia Shire, and Robert Duvall.

Busy: Hammer, best known for his acclaimed role in Call Me By Your Name in 2017, has appeared in recent years in films such as On the Basis of Sex, Sorry to Disturb you, and the upcoming Death on the Nile.

Busy: Hammer, best known for his acclaimed role in Call Me By Your Name in 2017, has appeared in recent years in films such as On the Basis of Sex, Sorry to Disturb you and the upcoming Death on the Nile.

The film won three Oscars, for Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Actor for the late Marlon Brando, who played the titular role of Don Vito Corleone.

The film won three Oscars, for Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Actor for the late Marlon Brando, who played the titular role of Don Vito Corleone.

Michael Tolkin will write the film and executive produce with Ruddy, Nikki Toscano and Leslie Greif, THR reported.

It wasn’t immediately clear whether the actual movie The Godfather and its sequels would be on streamer Paramount +, as ViacomCBS has donated the trilogy and a host of other classic Paramount movies to NBCUniversal for Peacock to be available from 2021 to 2023. .

In September, Bob Bakish, CEO of ViacomCBS, announced that the service will build on Paramount’s reputation for quality, integrity and world-class storytelling.

Time for a change: Hammer and Elizabeth Chambers announced their separation last July.  They were photographed in Hollywood in 2018

Time for a change: Hammer and Elizabeth Chambers announced their separation last July. They were photographed in Hollywood in 2018

“With Paramount +, we are excited to create a global streaming brand in the premium broadband segment that will leverage the breadth and depth of the ViacomCBS portfolio to deliver an extraordinary collection of content for everyone to enjoy. “, did he declare.

Hammer, best known for his acclaimed role in Call Me By Your Name in 2017, has appeared in recent years in films such as On the Basis of Sex, Sorry to Bother You and The Next Death on the Nile.

Hammer and his ex-wife Elizabeth Chambers, 38, separated last July after 10 years of marriage; they have two children, their daughter Harper, six, and their son Ford, three.

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