The Sopranos is one of the most loved television shows of all time, so naturally when it was announced that a prequel movie was going to be made the question of who would play a young Tony Soprano was obviously going to come up.
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It’s currently believed that Tony won’t have a major role in the movie although will be present, and it’s now been announced that none other than the original Tony Soprano James Gandolfini’s son Michael will take on the role. Obviously there’s a startling resemblance between the two of them which helps his claims to this role, but apparently he’s also a damned good actor, convincing casting chiefs with his presence and by nailing his father’s on screen mannerisms.
Here’s what Michael had to say about accepting the role:
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.
Pretty boring statement, but I suppose you can’t really expect that much from the guy. Let’s hope that he manages to kill it when the movie is finally released – I’m hearing something like it might show up before the end of the year.
For more Sopranos, check out David Chase finally explaining the last sequence scene by scene. Took long enough pal.