The cast of The Godfather is set to reunite at the Tribeca Film Festival, 45 years after the film’s initial release.

It’s been 45 years since the first Godfather movie was released, and now the cast – along with the cult film’s legendary director, Francis Ford Coppola – is set to reunite at the Tribeca Film Festival next month.

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James Caan, Marlon Brando, Francis Ford Coppola Al Pacino and John Cazale

The reunion will take place on April 29, closing out the prestigious film festival, which is the brainchild of The Godfather actor Robert De Niro, 73.

Other stars of the cult classic who will be on hand include Al Pacino, James Caan, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton and Talia Shire.

Following a back-to-back screening of The Godfather and The Godfather: Part II, the cast and director will discuss the movies on a panel event.

The original film tells the story of a New York City mob family in the 1940’s, desperate to protect their legacy at any cost.

It also starred late acting legend Marlon Brando as the family head honcho, Don Vito Corleone.

The first film was so successful, it went on to spawn two sequels, The Godfather: Part II and The Godfather: Part III, with the latter receiving mixed reviews.

For his part, Francis, 77, has some regrets about the mega successful franchise.

‘There shoulda only been one,’ he told TMZ in 2011, admitting the sequels may have been a mistake.

The first film was so successful, it went on to spawn two sequels, The Godfather: Part II and The Godfather: Part III, with the latter receiving mixed reviews.

He also revealed he had nothing but bad memories of making The Godfather, despite it turning out to a fan favorite, and going down in history as one of the all-time greats.

‘For me, the memory of The Godfather brings great unhappiness,’ he told The New York Times in November. ‘That movie took 60 days, and it was miserable, not to mention the months after of jockeying over the cut. So my reaction is usually of panic and nausea, but that has nothing to do with how it is for the audience.’

Still, the acclaimed director appears happy to relive it for fans at the film festival.

EXCLUSIVE behind the scenes pictures By Steve Schapiro can be found on our website www.scopefeatures.com

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