HBO’s “Francis & the Godfather” Explores A Classic

HBO Films and Echo Lake Entertainment are developing “Francis & the Godfather,” a scripted film chronicling the making of Francis Ford Coppola’s 1972 feature film adaptation of Mario Puzo’s “The Godfather”.

Andrew Farotte is revising his original screenplay that appeared on the 2015 Black List for the project while Mike Marcus, Doug Mankoff, and Andrew Spaulding will serve as executive producers on the film.

Peter Bart, who first optioned Puzo’s novel and worked closely with Robert Evans and Coppola, will serve as a consultant. Echo Lake Entertainment is producing.

Source: Variety