Elisabeth Moss On For Barry Levinson’s Godfather Making Of Movie

Elisabeth Moss

by James White |
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Barry Levinson already has quite the cast for his film – formerly known as Francis And The Godfather – about Francis Ford Coppola's struggle to make the gangster classic. Now, Elisabeth Moss is joining Oscar Isaac and Jake Gyllenhaal.

Coppola – then only 31 years old — battled studio politics, the controversial casting of Marlon Brando and a then-untested Al Pacino, and growing displeasure from the real-life mafia in his quest to make the film. Isaac is on as Coppola, with Moss now playing his wife, Eleanor. Gyllenhaal, meanwhile, is aboard to be Robert Evans, the Paramount exec who had different creative ideas to Coppola about how The Godfather should end up on-screen. As well as directing, Levinson has reworked a script by Andrew Farotte.

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

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