James Gandolfini’s son, Michael Gandolfini has been cast as young Tony Soprano in upcoming HBO movie
When it comes to The Sopranos, there is very little that comes close to its brilliance. The HBO series first aired in 1999 and ran up until 2009 with 6 unforgettable seasons. Everything was amazing about this series, it was quite simply, flawless.
It was with The Sopranos people started to realise that the good guys don’t always win. We felt every bit connected with these murderous characters as we did with any other good protagonist from a series. There was no doubt about it, Tony Soprano wasn’t a nice man, but yet we still loved the guy.
Now, all these years later the characters have been embedded in our minds forever. The series is just as important now as it was 20 years ago. And and I can’t think of a better time to bring the mafia family back and honour its brilliance than a 20th-anniversary movie, can you?. It will be so good to see the rise of one of tv’s most iconic characters.
Deadline has reported that Michael Gandolfini, the son of James Gandolfini will be playing the role of young Tony Soprano.
I’m sure you’ll agree with me that there can be no better casting choice
“It’s a profound honour to continue my dad’s legacy while stepping into the shoes of a young Tony Soprano,” Gandolfini told Deadline. “I’m thrilled that I’m going to have the opportunity to work with David Chase and the incredible company of talent he has assembled for The Many Saints of Newark.”
The new HBO movie is set in the 60s’ and is officially titled The Many Saints of Newark. The story will focus on a rival war between two gangs; the Italians and African Americans. David Chase and Lawrence Konner wrote the screenplay for the feature-length movie.
The Saints Of Newark stars Corey Stoll, Vera Farmiga, Jon Bernthal, Billy Magnussen and Alessandro Nivola. The film will be directed by Alan Taylor who has directed The Sopranos, Game Of Thrones, Mad Men, In Treatment…just about everything!.
More information to follow as it’s announced. As always, thanks for reading.
Words by Gary Gamble Founder/Owner/Editor/BigCheese @ Moviehooker