James Gandolfini’s son has been pegged to play Tony Soprano in David Chase’s highly-anticipated “Sopranos” prequel, in accordance to a report.
“It’s a profound honor to proceed my dad’s legacy whereas entering into the sneakers of a young Tony Soprano,” mentioned Michael Gandolfini in a press release to Deadline.
“I’m thrilled that I’m going to have the chance to work with David Chase and the unimaginable firm of expertise he has assembled for ‘The Many Saints of Newark’,” the young man added.
Michael has gotten to showcase his performing chops earlier than — showing in episodes of “The Deuce” and “Regulation & Order True Crime.” However this would be the first time he stars in a number one function.
In accordance to Deadline, Chase and his group put Michael — Gandolfini’s solely son — by means of “an intensive audition course of” earlier than finally deciding he was their Tony Soprano.
The script for “Many Saints” — which will likely be a function movie — was penned by Chase and longtime “Sopranos” author Lawrence Konner, each of whom are producing.
Alan Taylor, a longtime HBO collaborator who helmed episodes of “Sopranos” and “Recreation of Thrones,” will likely be directing.
The movie will even star Alessandro Nivola, Vera Farmiga, Jon Bernthal, Billy Magnussen and Corey Stoll. It would reportedly be set in the course of the period of the 1960s Newark riots.