EXCLUSIVE: Barry Levinson will direct Francis And The Godfather, with Oscar Isaac starring as Francis Coppola and Jake Gyllenhaal as Robert Evans in a drama about the legendary and wild battles that went into making the 1972 classic The Godfather. The film is based a Black List script by Andrew Farotte that was redeveloped by Levinson. Echo Lake Entertainment’s Mike Marcus, Doug Mankoff and Andrew Spaulding are producing with Kevin Turen, Jon Levin and Baltimore Pictures’ Jason Sosnoff.
All I can say to this is YES. 'The Godfather' is obviously near the top of any given persons best of list for movies and Francis Ford Coppola is at the top of most people's greatest directors list. Learning more about how one of the greatest movies ever got made with two of the most handsome men in in the world in the lead roles is a guaranteed recipe for success. Barry Levinson (Rain Man, The Natural) is also obviously a great director, and I cannot wait to see what he does with this movie.
ICYMI, I was lucky enough to interview Talia Shire a few months ago. We talked The Godfather, her INSANELY talented family from FFC to Nic Cage, and more. It's a very interesting listen if you want to learn more.