Justin Chambers will play Marlon Brando as Paramount + ‘s The Offer godfather … as he returns to the movies after leaving Grey’s Anatomy
Justin Chambers will have big shoes to fill when he stars as theater legend Marlon Brando for Paramount + ‘s upcoming limited series, The Offer.
The 50-year-old TV actor will play Brando during his time with Vito Corleone in The Godfather, the 1972 Best Picture winner, which earned Brando his second Oscar for Best Actor, according to Deadline.
New role is Chambers’ first since his surprise departure from Grey’s Anatomy in late 2019
Returning: Grey’s Anatomy star Justin Chambers, 50, will return to the screen as Godfather-era Marlon Brando in the original Paramount + The Offer series, Deadline reported Thursday; seen in 2018 in LA
The offering is told from the perspective of Godfather producer Al Ruddy, with Miles Teller leading the cast in the role.
Dan Fogler, best known for his comedic roles, will play director Francis Ford Coppola, who co-wrote the screenplay with Mario Puzo, author of the novel of the same name.
The 10-episode series is written and produced by Nikki Toscano and creator Michael Tolkin.
Ruddy and Teller will also be executive producers of The Offer.
Emblematic role: Chambers will play Brando on the set of The Godfather (1972). The film won the Oscar for Best Picture and earned the actor his second Best Actor trophy
Shocking Release: Chambers is best known for playing Alex Karev in Grey’s Anatomy. He was one of the original cast members before his unexpected departure in 2019
The all-star cast includes Colin Hanks, who plays Barry Lapidus, director of Gulf + Western, who had a great influence on the Paramount Godfather studio, while Giovanni Ribisi plays real gangster Joe Colombo, who was the head of civil rights. Italian-American. League, who was instrumental in making the film.
Chambers is best known for playing Alex Karev in Grey’s Anatomy. He was one of the original cast members and one of the longest-running on the show.
So far, only series stars Ellen Pompeo, Chandra Wilson, and James Pickens Jr. have participated in the medical melodrama since its inception in 2005.
Chambers did not appear in his final episode, but instead recorded a voiceover to reveal in letters sent to Meredith Gray and others that he was leaving his wife Jo to be with his previously played ex-wife Izzie. by Katherine Heigl.
Alex and Izzie: Chambers did not appear in the episode, but he did make a vocal appearance to conclude his character, surprisingly enough, revealing that he had reconnected with his ex-wife Izzie, played by Katherine Heigl. , which infuriated fans.
He said his character inseminated with his frozen sperm and gave birth to twins, so he got together with her to raise them.
The departure, and the sudden way Chambers’ character left his wife for his ex, infuriated many fans at the time.
Everything seems to be going for the best with the actor and his former partners, the ones, as Ellen Pompeo shared photos of a reunion dinner with him and Eric Dane (McSteamy) last month.
Old Buddies: Everything seems to be going for the best with the actor and his former partners, the ones, as Ellen Pompeo shared photos from a reunion dinner with him and Eric Dane (McSteamy) last month; seen in 2019