Elle Fanning to play Ali MacGraw in 'Francis and The Godfather'

WION Web Team
New Delhi Published: Mar 10, 2021, 10:05 AM(IST)

Elle Fanning and Ali MacGraw Photograph:( Twitter )

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The film is about the making of the cult film The Godfather. 

Hollywood actress Elle Fanning has been roped in to play Ali MacGraw in the upcoming film titled ‘Francis and The Godfather’. The film is about the making of the cult film The Godfather. 

The film also features Oscar Isaac as Francis Ford Coppola, Jake Gyllenhaal as Robert Evans, and Elisabeth Moss as Eleanor Coppola.

It will be directed by Barry Levinson and is based on a script by Andrew Farotte that was redeveloped with Levinson.

As the makers were not very sure about casting Marlon Brando for the role of The Godfather as he had not had a hit in a long time, the feature will essay the battles between Eleanor Coppola who was 31 at the time and Robert Evans who took a gamble and betted on Marlon who went on to grab all awards that season. At the time, MacGraw was married to Paramount's head of production Evans.

Echo Lake Entertainment’s Mike Marcus, Doug Mankoff and Andrew Spaulding are producing along with Kevin Turen, Jon Levin and Baltimore Pictures’ Jason Sosnoff.

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