Paramount + calls on Miles Teller to do it a favor: Whiplash the actor will now star in the streamer’s limited series The offer, about the achievement of The Godfather, replacing Armie Hammer. (Our sister site Variety first reported the news.)
Teller will play film producer Al Ruddy, who helped direct the iconic 1972 film to the big screen. The 10-episode limited series will take us behind the scenes of making a true Hollywood classic. Nikki Toscano (Hunters) and Michael Tolkin (Escape from Dannemora) will co-write the series, with Toscano as showrunner. Teller will also be executive producer.
Hammer was cast to play Ruddy in December, but withdrew from the project a month later after sexually explicit messages he allegedly sent leaked online. The ensuing scandal also led to Hammer’s replacement in the cast of Julia Roberts Starz’s drama. Gaslit, with Dan Stevens reprising his role.
Teller is best known for his cinematic work, including Whiplash and the Divergent series. He’s also set to co-star with Tom Cruise in this year’s blockbuster sequel. Top Gun: Maverick. On the small screen, Teller starred in the Amazon limited series Too old to die young, which debuted in 2019.