The cast for Barry Levinson’s planned The Godfather drama becomes increasingly impressive with each announcement.

Elisabeth Moss has become the latest to join the cast of Barry Levinson’s planned drama, charting the tumultuous journey of getting the 1972 classic The Godfather made.

The battles between director Francis Ford Coppola and producer Robert Evans during the making of the film are the stuff of legend, and are explored in book form in Peter Biskind’s excellent chronicle of the New Hollywood era, Easy Riders, Raging Bulls.

Levinson has been developing a film version of the events for a while now, re-developing a blacklist script from Andrew Farotte.

Moss, who has starred in a string of critically-acclaimed roles in the last couple of years – including Her Smell, The Invisible Man and Shirley – is set to play Eleanor Coppola, the wife of the demanding auteur who clashed with Evans repeatedly. Oscar Isaac has already been announced as playing Coppola, whilst Jake Gyllenhaal has been cast as Evans and frankly, we’re really quite looking forward to seeing how these three supremely talented actors work together.

Following a number of acclaimed performances, Moss is certainly in demand with some major creative forces at the moment. She’ll next be seen in Wes Anderson’s The French Dispatch and then Taika Waititi’s Next Goal Wins.

Levinson echoed his own admiration for Moss’ talent, stating “I’ve wanted to work with her for a long time. Every performance of Elisabeth’s is nothing short of exceptional.”

We’ll bring you more updates on the progress of this promising project as we hear it.


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