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Jake Gyllenhaal and Oscar Isaac ‘to star in movie about making of The Godfather’

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Jake Gyllenhaal And Oscar Isaac

Jake Gyllenhaal and Oscar Isaac are set to take on the roles of the iconic director and producer (Picture: Getty)

Jake Gyllenhaal and Oscar Isaac are reportedly set to take the lead in an upcoming movie about the making of The Godfather.

Did someone say dream team?

Star Wars actor Oscar will take on the role of Francis Ford Coppola, who directed the iconic movie, with Nightcrawler star Jake playing Robert Evans, who produced the flick, according to Deadline.

Barry Levinson is reportedly set to helm the drama, titled Francis And The Godfather, with the director saying of the 1972 movie: ‘Out of the madness of production, and against all odds, a classic film happened.’

The film is set to document the obstacles the cast and crew – and especially director Coppola – overcame in order to create the iconic movie.

It is not yet known who will play the original actors, who include Al Pacino, Marlon Brando, and Robert Duvall.

Francis Ford Coppola

Francis Ford Coppola directed the iconic movie (Picture: Getty Images)

The director encountered multiple difficulties when making the movie, including in casting Pacino.

Paramount is thought to have pushed for the likes of Michael Corleone to be cast instead, with Coppola standing his ground and tapping Pacino for the role.

Coppola also said he was advised against casting Brando, and faced fears that he would also be removed from directing duties.

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Robert Evans sadly died last year (Picture: Getty Images)

Pacino admitted during a reunion in 2016 at Radio City Music Hall: ‘The whole thing had a surreal feeling.’

Remembering a night he spent drinking with Michael Keaton, he added: ‘We were talking about, “Where do we go from here? We’re gone. It’s over. This is the worst film ever made.”‘

While Coppola, 81, shows no signs of slowing down, and is set to direct a new movie starring Jude Law, Evans sadly died last October aged 89.

Evans became one of the most successful producers in filmmaking and also worked on movies such as Rosemary’s Baby, Romeo and Juliet, as well as Goodbye Columbus.

Francis And The Godfather does not yet have a release date.

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Credit: Original article published here.

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