The face, the language, the movements: the makers of The planned Sequels to the TV series “The Sopranos” have found their Tony Soprano. In the role of the son of the Original actor James Gandolfini, Michael will hatch.

The 19-Year-old has a strong Resemblance to his father, which alone would have not been enough for his selection. Michael Gandolfini took part unnamed insiders, according to a regular at the audition for the role in the movie “The Many Saints of Newark,” the industry-service “Deadline”. Here he convinced the makers to screenwriter David Chase, according to the fast.

James Gandolfini played from 1999 to 2007, the Mafia Gangster Tony Soprano

Michael Gandolfini has so far played only small supporting roles, including in the U.S. series “The Deuce”. His first main role, he says: “It is a great honor for me, my father’s work to continue and to take on the role of a young Tony Soprano.”

“The Many Saints of Newark” is set in the sixties, as it came in the Newark riots and street fighting between the Italian-American and black population. Among the other cast Vera Farmiga and Alessandro Nivola. Directed by Alan Taylor who directed some episodes of the series.

The Premiere of “The Sopranos” celebrates this year its 20. Anniversary. The series spawned six seasons and ran until 2007. Especially in the USA, she is celebrated as a pop culture phenomenon, filmmakers and actors won a total of 21 Emmys and five Golden Globes.

In Germany could not prevail in the series, however, the ZDF has postponed the broadcast of the first night program and put them on. Undoubtedly, the influence of the “Sopranos,” at the modern Tell in the TV series, but, for example in the case of successors, such as “Breaking Bad”.

James Gandolfini was the role of Tony Soprano made famous. He died in 2013 unexpectedly of a heart attack. His son, Michael, had found him at the time, unconscious in a hotel room in Rome.


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