Michael Gandolfini Would Play Tony Soprano Again — But Not For Long

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Michael Gandolfini Would Play Tony Soprano Again — But Not For Long

The Many Saints of Newark’s Michael Gandolfini would play Tony Soprano again, but only up until the time that it naturally connects to The Sopranos.

Michael Gandolfini says he’d play Tony Soprano again, but only up to a certain point. Gandolfini is currently playing the character in The Many Saints of Newark, who was made famous by his father, James Gandolfini, in HBO’s The Sopranos. The Many Saints of Newark is the prequel film to The Sopranos, which takes place in the 60s and 70s, focusing on the teenage years of Tony Soprano and the events that ultimately lead to his eventual transformation into a crime boss. The film is directed by Alan Taylor and written by David Chase, the creator of The Sopranos, with Lawrence Konner.

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James Gandolfini passed away in 2013 after a heart attack, and his son, Michael, would later pick up the acting tradition, starring in several different projects, starting with a role in HBO’s The Deuce. Gandolfini recently appeared in the Tom Holland film Cherry and is currently filming the new Ari Aster film, Disappointment Blvd., alongside Joaquin Phoenix and Amy Ryan. Despite being James Gandolfini’s son and bearing a strong resemblance, Michael auditioned heavily for the role in The Many Saints of Newark before securing it.

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