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.
For his part, Coppola (who just did a new cut of The Godfather Part II), has given his approval.
Said Coppola: “Any movie that Barry Levinson makes about anything, will be interesting and worthwhile!”
When this script was on the Black List it was an amusing joke but now that it's a thing, well.... it's very facetiously written, at least the parts I read, like Pacino looking at a mud puddle and going "That's where I was born" and Brando farting and promising Native Americans SAG cards so they'll dance for him. Idk how much Levinson reworked it or why he'd even dare to undertake it..... He has Harry Haft in post and he's just about to start filming all 8 episodes of Dopesick. Meanwhile with that other making-of series, now they may rush to get it done first and rushing these kinda impossible depictions (even recreating Godfather scenes, etc) is just bad news.