ViacomCBS streaming service Paramount+ today announced that principal photography has begun in Los Angeles on the upcoming scripted limited event series, The Offer.
From Paramount Television Studios, The Offer is based on Oscar-winning producer Albert S. Ruddy’s extraordinary, never-revealed experiences of making The Godfather.
The series stars Miles Teller as Albert S. Ruddy, Matthew Goode as Robert Evans, Dan Fogler as Francis Ford Coppola, Burn Gorman as Charles Bluhdorn, Colin Hanks as Barry Lapidus, Giovanni Ribisi as Joe Colombo and Juno Temple as Bettye McCartt.
10-episode event series The Offer is written and executive produced by Nikki Toscano (Hunters), who also serves as showrunner, and by creator and Oscar and Emmy-nominated writer Michael Tolkin (Escape at Dannemora, The Player).
In addition to Toscano and Tolkin, two-time Oscar winner Albert S. Ruddy (Million Dollar Baby, The Longest Yard, Hogan’s Heroes), Miles Teller and Emmy Award winner Leslie Greif (Hatfields & McCoys) also serve as executive producers on the series.
Dexter Fletcher (Rocketman), who also directs the first block of the series, is executive producing as well.
Paramount+ today also announced The J Team, a new live-action musical starring and executive produced by pop star and social media sensation JoJo Siwa. The J Team will be available to stream exclusively on the service beginning Friday, September 3.
In addition to Siwa, cast members of The J Team include NAACP Image Awards nominee Tisha Campbell-Martin (Martin, Empire), Laura Soltis (Hiccups), Julia Marley (Dead to Me), Kerrynton Jones (Little Fires Everywhere) and Kiara T. Romero (The Prom).
The J Team is a 90-minute feature-length film that follows a young girl named JoJo (Siwa) whose life is turned upside down when her beloved dance coach Val (Soltis) decides to retire and is replaced by a sparkle-hating instructor named Poppy (Campbell-Martin).
Wanting to stay in the running for an upcoming dance competition, JoJo and her best friends, The Rubies (Jones, Romero), must try their hardest to abide by Poppy’s new, harsh rules. Realizing she cannot hide her sparkle or bow anymore, JoJo is kicked out of her dance troupe and must rediscover what dancing means to her.
The J Team is directed by Emmy Award winner Michael Lembeck (The Santa Clause 2, Tooth Fairy), written by Eydie Faye (Fuller House) and produced by Ron French (Five Star Christmas). Don Dunn (To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before) is executive producer.
Produced by Nickelodeon and Awesomeness, The J Team marked the first production under Awesomeness and Nickelodeon Live-Action Film Studio head Syrinthia Studer. An original soundtrack featuring six new songs from Siwa and more is set to release on Friday, August 27.