David Chase is done searching for an actor to play the young Tony Soprano in the upcoming prequel of The Sopranos, and let’s just say he’s keeping it in the family. Michael Gandolfini will be in charge to bringing this character to life on the big screen.
Michael is the son of the late acting legend James Gandolfini, who became a household name while playing the infamous New Jersey mob boss in the original series. He passed away back in 2013, after suffering a heart attack during a family trip to Italy.
His son Michael will probably get his big break thanks to this role, but he already has a couple of credits to his name. You’ve probably seen him starring on HBO show The Deuce, alongside James Franco and Maggie Gyllenhaal.
He’s excited about the prospect of portraying the character that transformed his father into a superstar, and something tells us he’ll be up to the task.
“It’s a profound honor to continue my dad’s legacy while stepping into the shoes of a young Tony Soprano. 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,” said Michael Gandolfini.