Oscar Isaac / Jake Gyllenhaal to star The Godfather biopic

Why is The Godfather Jake Gyllenhaal’s perfect role?

Academy Award Barry Levinson is a great director in casting. “Rain Man” filmmaker choose A-list stars Oscar Isaac to play Coppola and Jake Gyllenhaal to portrait Paramount studio boss Robert Evans in an exciting movie about the difficult making of the 70s mafia classic “The Godfather”. Scroll down as we reveal the secrets behind the story of the Hollywood legendary masterpiece!

  • Jake Gyllenhaal is an Oscar-nominated actor known for his awesome performances in movie hits like “Source Code,” “Brokeback Mountain,” “Prisoners” and “Zodiac.”
  • Robert Evans, was best known for his work as executive producer on Hollywood classics like “Rosemary's Baby,” “Love Story,” “The Godfather,” and “Chinatown”
  • The creation of “The Godfather” Francis Ford Coppola’s famous mob classic was not a pleasant ride. The new movie is focused on the incredible director’s battles with studio producer Evans.
Jale Gyllenhaal to play Paramount producer Robert Evans

Jake Gyllenhaal is known for his diverse acting portfolio. His impressive performances include an interesting mix of psychological thrillers, romantic dramas, cult movies, and big-budget action blockbuster franchises.  

Marlon Brando in "The Godfather" set. Source: Getty Images

From his recent role as Mysterio in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to his memorable debut in “Donnie Darko,” Gyllenhaal has an amazing repertoire of unique and colorful characters.

Gyllenhaal is an old school actor who likes to immerse himself in his roles. The star pushes himself to prepare for his characters. He lost weight, bulked up and learned new skills to bring his roles to life. He is at his best when plays tormented, obsessed and over the edge real people.

Jake Gyllenhaal gained a lot of muscle for his role in "Southpaw"

We believe that the reason that Jake is the best choice for a challenging role like the legendary studio executive Robert Evans is because his life was even more melodramatic than his jaw-dropping movies!

Actress Ali McGraw and Robert Evans. Source: Twitter

Evans life was a larger than life character, a successful businessman but on a roller coaster ride in his turbulent private life. He got married seven times and was at the center of a love triangle that got big headlines in the 70s when actress Ali MacGraw left him for Steve McQueen, her co-star in “The Getaway.”

A few years later Evans was arrested for cocaine possession and was involved in an even bigger scandal: the murder of impresario Roy Radin during the production of “Cotton Club.”

Chinatown movie poster with Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway.

Do you think that Ben Affleck is going to cast Gyllenhaal as Evans in his forthcoming movie about the making of “Chinatown”?

Corey Robertson

Corey Robertson is an American journalist and writer. She has over 20 years experience in the movie industry. A pretzels fan who loves Hollywood romantic comedies and a walk in the park. + info

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