It is alleged that the American actor refused to be tested for Covid and also refused the offer of the Covid vaccine before eventually succumbing to the virus and forcing production of The Godfather spin-off series The Offer to shut down
Hollywood star Miles Teller has been blamed for bringing filming of a spin-off of The Godfather to a halt after contracting Covid – and amid allegations he refused to be vaccinated against the virus.
Miles is one of the stars of the upcoming Paramount + spin-off series The Offer – a miniseries about the creation and filming of the iconic 1971 gangster film The Godfather.
But production has reportedly ground to a halt amid reports a member of the project has tested positive for Covid – forcing filming to pause.
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The Daily Mail claims a “senior industry source” has unmasked Miles as the mystery Covid sufferer – and that the source claims Miles refused to be tested for Covid.
Production is reported to have been shut down on 28 July – although it is unclear if Miles’ alleged infection correlates to the same shutdown of filming.
The source told the publication: “Miles Teller is not vaccinated. He wouldn’t even get the test.
“Now he’s brought the virus to the set and the whole set had to shut down.”
The actor’s publicist has vehemently rejected the industry source’s claim, telling the MailOnline: “You facts are incorrect” – but reportedly refused to give further details.
The Mirror have contacted a spokesperson for the actor for comment.
Taking to Twitter amidst the furore, Miles shared a photograph of himself with a pet dog snuggled against his thigh – with no caption shared.
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Fans of the actor urged the star to “get the vaccine”, “address” the Daily Mail’s report – and others claimed to be “disappointed” by the allegations made in the publication’s report.
While many others slammed the actor for allegedly refusing to take the vaccine.
One follower raged: “Think of all the people not getting paid on your set. Think of all the people you may have infected. With privilege comes responsibility.”
Miles was hired to star in The Offer in May this year – replacing controversial actor Armie Hammer who has fallen from grace in Hollywood amid allegations he sent online messages to women expressing cannibalistic desires and extreme fetishes, and other allegations of abuse.
Miles is cast to play film producer Albert S. Ruddy – who helped get The Godfather movie, directed by Francis Ford Coppola, made – with the series from the perspective of the Canadian producer who is still alive at the age of 91.
British actress Juno Temple is to play the late agent-manager Bettye McCartt – who died in 2013 at the age of 81.
Meanwhile Justin Chambers will play Marlon Brando and newcomer Anthony Ippolito will play Al Pacino.
The Godfather was released in 1972 with two sequels following in 1974 and 1990.
The film trilogy is regarded as one of the best in cinematic history – and chronicles the lives of the Corleone family, with the series based on the book, The Godfather, which was written by Mario Puzo.