The Godfather: Elisabeth Moss to star as Eleanor Coppola in making-of film

Last Updated on August 5, 2021

Elisabeth Moss, Eleanor Coppola, Barry Levinson

Barry Levinson’s film about the making of The Godfather just attached even more star power by adding Elisabeth Moss to its cast. The two-time Emmy and two-time Golden Globe winner will play Eleanor Coppola, Francis Ford Coppola's wife, in the film, which is based on a blacklist screenplay by Andrew Farotte. Plans are for the script to be re-developed by Levinson, who will also direct and produce.

Moss joins an already impressive cast that includes Oscar Isaac in the role of Francis Ford Coppola and Jake Gyllenhaal as Robert Evans. The intense events that had taken place behind-the-scenes of The Godfather have been described by some as Shakespearean in nature, implying that there's plenty of drama to be had in Levinson's re-telling.

“I’ve wanted to work with her for a long time,” said Levinson. “I couldn’t be more excited about her joining the film.  Every performance of Elisabeth’s is nothing short of exceptional.”

In addition to playing the calculated June Osborne of The Handmaid's Tale fame for the past several years, Moss also starred as Cecilia Kass in Leigh Whannell's standout suspense horror film The Invisible Man. More recently, Moss completed roles for both Wes Anderson's The French Dispatch as well as Taika Waititi's Next Goal Wins. She's also got several projects currently in development, including The Shining Girls TV series, Daina Reid's Run Rabbit Run, and the TV movie She Will Rise, in which she'll star as Katie Hill.

Obviously, Moss is a tremendous talent and Levinson's Godfather project is lucky to have booked her. With plenty of drama to be had and such outstanding actors stepping into the roles of such iconic figures in Hollywood, Levinson's new film is no doubt something to watch out for.

Source: Deadline

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