James Gandolfini’s Son Is Playing A Young Tony In ‘The Sopranos’ Prequel

What a great way to honor your dad’s legacy!

Michael Gandolfini, son of the late James Gandolfini, is stepping into his father’s iconic role of Tony Sporano from HBO‘s The Sopranos for the upcoming prequel movie, The Many Saints Of Newark.

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The young Soprano shared his thoughts on his new role with Variety:

“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 am 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.”

The prequel film will be set in the summer of 1967 during riots between African Americans and Italian Americans in Newark, New Jersey, where 26 people died and hundreds were injured.

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