Miles Teller set for lead role in upcoming miniseries centered on the production of The Godfather… after disgraced Armie Hammer’s exit
Miles Teller has been confirmed to be leading the upcoming miniseries, The Order.
The Whiplash star, 34, was tapped to lead the show, which is centered around the production of the highly influential 1972 crime epic, The Godfather, which Francis Ford Coppola directed.
According to Variety, the performer will take over the leading role from Armie Hammer, who left the project earlier this year due to a controversy that erupted over allegations of sexual misconduct.
Leading man: Miles Teller has been confirmed to be starring in the upcoming miniseries The Offer, which is based on the production of The Godfather; he is pictured at the 72nd annual Cannes Film Festival in 2019
Teller will portray producer Albert S. Ruddy, and the series will depict the entertainment industry figure’s experience working on the film.
In addition to starring in the show, the Divergent series actor will also serve as an executive producer on the 10-episode project.
No information regarding other cast members has been revealed as of yet.
Nikki Toscano and Michael Toklin will both lead the forthcoming series, with the former taking on the showrunner’s position.
Taking over: Teller replaced troubled actor Armie Hammer, who exited the project earlier this year due to allegations of sexual misconduct; he is pictured in 2020
Storyline: The Whiplash star will portray producer Albert Ruddy, who will also executive produce the upcoming miniseries; he is seen at the TCM Classic Film Festival 2016
The show’s now-91-year-old central figure is also involved in the project’s production as an executive producer.
Rocketman director Dexter Fletcher is set to helm several episodes of the forthcoming series.
The Offer was given a straight-to-series commitment at Paramount+, and its release date is currently unknown.
Armie Hammer, who was originally supposed to portray Ruddy, exited the project earlier this year due to creating a controversy centered around allegations of sexual misconduct.
Future release: The Offer is set to consist of ten episodes and will be made available on the Paramount+ streaming service
In January, Variety reported that the disgraced actor, 34, had suddenly left the cast of the show, and he did not provide any comments about his actions.
Weeks before exiting The Order, the performer also removed himself from the cast of the upcoming romantic comedy Shotgun Wedding, which stars Jennifer Lopez.
At the time, Hammer released a statement citing the welfare of his children as the reason for his exit from the film.
The controversy around the actor’s past originally began in January, when multiple women made public statements about their alleged treatment at the hands of the performer.
An Instagram account was set up to publish screenshots of text messages that he had sent several people, many of which described sexual fantasies that included violence and cannibalism.
Although Hammer and his legal team made several statements denying the allegations, he was subsequently dropped by both his publicist and talent agency WME.
The Call Me By Your Name actor later removed himself from the casts of the Starz series Gaslit and the Broadway play The Minutes, and he was dropped from the upcoming thriller film The Billion Dollar Spy.
In March, it was made known that Hammer was the subject of an ongoing investigation by the Los Angeles Police Department concerning an allegation of sexual assault.