James Gandolfini's son will take on his father's most famous role in a prequel to beat the HBO show The Sopranos.
"It is a great honor to continue my father's inheritance," he said in a statement.
James Gandolfini, who died at the age of 51, played the mob boss Tony In six seasons of the New Jersey thriller story that ran from 1999 to 2007.
Vera Farmiga, Alessandro Nivola and Jon Bernthal will also play roles in the film that plays during the Newark Riots in the 1960s
Alan Taylor, who directed nine episodes of The Sopranos and Thor: The Dark World and Terminator Genisys, will lead the film.
Sopranos creator David Chase has written his screenplay with Lawrence Conner, whose credits have been written Three episodes of the award-winning series.
Michael Gandolfini was seen as Joey Dwyer in HBO's The Deuce last year and also had a small role in Ocean's Eight.
He was born in 1999 when his father married his first wife Marcy. Gandolfini Sr got another child with his second wife, former actress Deborah Lin.
It's a Family Affair
Neil Smith, Entertainment Reporter
Michael Gandolfini is not the first child of an actor to play a role with a famous parent.
- Jason Connery played Robin Hood in the 1980s television series Robin of Sherwood, a character his father Sean had played with Robin and Marian
- in 1976. In 2005, the stage version of the horror movie theater of the National Theater of Blood, Diana Riggs daughter Rachael Stirling played the same character who played her mother in the original from 1973
- In the movie Evening of 2007, the figure that plays Meryl Streep, in flashbacks of her daughter Mamie Gummer
- presented. The same happens in the 2017 film The Wife, in which Annie Starke, daughter of Glenn Close, plays a younger version of her mother's character, Joan Castleman
- In a 2003 episode of The West Wing, Emilio Estevez is briefly featured on a television news show seen a young Jed Bartlet, the character who plays his father Martin Sheen in the show
- And then there's the movie Straight Outta Compton of 2015, in which the rapper Ice Cube as a young man of his own son O & # 39; Shea Jackson Jr
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