Miles Teller has signed on to replace Armie Hammer in the Paramount+ limited series The Offer, which chronicles the making of The Godfather.
Hammer left the series as several women alleged that he had sent them graphic messages detailing sexual fantasies that included abuse and other disturbing aspects. He was also dropped from several film roles, the Starz series Gaslit and Broadway play The Minutes, as well as by agency WME. The Los Angeles Police Department is also investigating a rape claim made against the actor. Hammer denies the claims.
Teller will executive produce "The Offer" in addition to starring. He is primarily known for his film work, having previously starred in features such as "Whiplash," "The Spectacular Now," "Bleed for This," and "Only the Brave." He is also set to star in upcoming films such as "Top Gun: Maverick" and "Spiderhead." On the TV side, Teller starred in "Too Old to Die Young" at Amazon, which was directed and co-created by Nicolas Winding Refn.
Teller will play The Godfather producer Al Ruddy, and the series is told from his point of view as he assembles the pieces of Paramount's 1972 mob classic, from director Francis Ford Coppola to stars Marlon Brando and Al Pacino.
"The Offer" will tell the story of Ruddy's experience as a producer on "The Godfather" back in 1972. Paramount Plus has given the limited series a 10-episode order.
Nikki Toscano (Amazon's Hunters) and Michael Tolkin (The Player, Escape at Dannemora) are writing and executive producing; Toscano will serve as showrunner.
Teller is taking a chance here, as not only is there another making-of-The Godfather project in the works starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Oscar Isaac, but Paramount+ is a nascent streaming service with no real creative identity. The streamer is billing The Offer as an event series, but that'll ultimately be up to the audience to decide, and Paramount+ needs to focus on building its subscriber base.