Sopranos creator David Chase has cast the son of late actor James Gandolfini to play the role of a young Tony Soprano in the highly-anticipated Sopranos prequel.
19-year-old Michael Gandolfini, who was 13 when his father died of a heart attack, will star in The Many Saints of Newark. The film is set in Newark, New Jersey during the race riots of the 1960s and provide a look into how that time shaped Tony Soprano's future as a mob boss.
Michael Gandolfini said in a statement, "It’s a profound honor to continue my dad’s legacy while stepping into the shoes of a young Tony Soprano."
LAWSUIT FILED OVER NO-CALL DURING NFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME
Sports fans are still buzzing about how badly the referees botched the ending of the Rams-Saints game on Sunday, which is sending the Rams to the Super Bowl.
One lawyer in New Orleans is so upset that he filed a lawsuit to get NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to step in and order a “do-over,” which -- according to an official league rule -- is within his powers.
Even if Goodell does not intervene, a Louisiana state-court judge could force the NFL to answer some questions about what happened on Sunday -- and why there won’t be another game between the Rams and Saints.
Which, would be a blast to see as well.