EXCLUSIVE: Juno Temple, who has earned rave reviews for her breakout role in Apple’s hit series Ted Lasso, is set to join Miles Teller and Matthew Goode in in Paramount+’s limited event series The Offer. Temple will play Bettye McCartt, assistant to Al Ruddy (Teller), the producer of the Godfather but McCartt is a powerhouse in her own right. Goode will play Studio head Robert Evans. Also on board are Dan Fogelman as the film’s director Francis Ford Coppola, Giovani Ribbisi as crime boss Joe Colombo and Colin Hanks as Barry Lapidus.
A scripted limited event series from Paramount Television Studios, set up at Paramount+ with a straight-to series commitment, “The Offer” is based on the two-time Oscar-winning producer Albert S. Ruddy’s (Miles Teller) experience of making the iconic 1972 film that Francis Coppola directed and adapted with Mario Puzo from Puzo’s bestselling novel, starring Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, John Cazale, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton and Talia Shire.
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The 10-episode event series is written and executive produced by Nikki Toscano, who also showruns, and creator and Oscar-and-Emmy nominated writer Michael Tolkin (“Escape at Dannemora,” The Player).
Teller and Ruddy (Million Dollar Baby, The Longest Yard, “Hogan’s Heroes”) also serve as executive producers on the series, along with Leslie Grief (“Hatfields & McCoys”). Dexter Fletcher (Rocketman) will direct the first and last blocks, including the premiere, and also executive produce.
Temple is coming her knockout performance in Ted Lasso, the Golden Globe and SAG winning series that became one of the biggest hits of 2020. Temple earned rave reviews and is in the mix for the upcoming Emmy nominations, which will be announced next month. The highly-anticipated second season of Ted Lasso bows on July 23.
On the film side, she was most recently seen in the critically-acclaimed Palmer opposite Justin Timerblake, which also bowed on Apple TV+ in January.
She is repped by UTA, B-Side in the U.K. and Lichter Grossman Nichols Adler Feldman & Clark.