According to Variety, HBO is moving forward with a new project called Francis & The Godfather, about the making of Francis Ford Coppola's 1972 mafia classic. The film, based on a 2015 Black List screenplay by Andrew Farotte, will reportedly tell "the behind-the-scenes story of the film’s creation, from Coppola joining the project to the casting of Al Pacino and Marlon Brando to dealings with the real-life New York mafia."
So that's pretty intriguing.
Right now, no director or stars have been lined up, but Variety says that Peter Bart - the Paramount executive who first optioned Mario Puzo's novel and shepherded the film through production with uber-producer Robert Evans - will serve as a consultant on the film.
For my money, finding out who steps up to direct Francis & The Godfather's going to be just as interesting as finding out who they hire to play Pacino, Brando, Caan, Coppola, Evans, and ... well, everyone associated with the film, really.
We're very curious about this one and will keep our ear to the ground for updates. Sound off with your thoughts in the comments below, and feel free to drag The Godfather III as needed.