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Oscar Isaac & Jake Gyllenhaal Join THE GODFATHER Making-Of Film

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The film is called "Francis and The Godfather."

Oscar Isaac & Jake Gyllenhaal Join THE GODFATHER Making-Of Film

Oscar Isaac and Jake Gyllenhaal will take on the roles of Francis Ford Coppola and Robert Evans in "Francis and The Godfather," an upcoming film detailing the fight to make "The Godfather" into a motion picture.

Some of the debates and arguments included switching the setting of the film, as well as casting Marlon Brando and Al Pacino in leading roles.

"Out of the madness of production, and against all odds, a classic film happened," director Barry Levinson said.

"Any movie that Barry Levinson makes about anything, will be interesting and worthwhile," said Coppola.

Oscar Isaac appeared at The Public as Romeo in the Shakespeare in the Park production of Romeo and Juliet and as Proteus in Two Gentleman of Verona. Additionally, he has appeared on the stage in Grace at MCC, directed by Joe Hardy; Beauty of the Father at MTC, directed by Michael Greif; and We Live Here at MTC, directed by Sam Gold. He gained critical acclaim, a Golden Globe nomination, and an Independent Spirit Award for "Best Male Lead" for Inside Llewyn Davis. Isaac went on to receive a Golden Globe Award for "Best Actor in a Miniseries or Television Film" and a Critics' Choice Television Award nomination for "Best Actor in a Movie or Miniseries" for his role in HBO's "Show Me A Hero." Most recently he starred as Poe Dameron in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and can be seen in the next episode, Star Wars: The Last Jedi. His additional recent credits include A Most Violent Year, for which he earned the National Board of Review Award for "Best Actor"; Ex Machina; X-Men: Apocalyse.

Jake Gyllenhaal was most recently seen on Broadway in Sea Wall/A Life and is listed as producer on the hit Slave Play and the upcoming revival of Caroline, or Change. He has also been seen on Broadway in Stephen Sondheim's Sunday in the Park with George and the drama Constellations.

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