When it was introduced that The Sopranos could be getting a prequel, the reactions had been blended. The present remains to be adored and talked about, years after its ending (we have even made a list of its greatest episodes this month), and though followers of the beloved present clearly need extra Sopranos, prequels usually have a tendency in the direction of the disappointing after which cash-in. It turned extra worrying when it was introduced that the present would observe a younger Tony Soprano. Who may fill the sneakers of the late James Gandolfini? Not solely wouldn’t it be robust to discover a lookalike, however to seize the character that introduced him two Emmys and a Golden Globe could be close to unattainable.
Today they’ve positively discovered a lookalike. Michael Gandolfini, James’ son, will play the younger Tony Soprano in The Many Saints of Newark. Gandolfini (Jr.) advised Variety that “it’s a profound honor to proceed my dad’s legacy whereas getting into the sneakers of a younger Tony Soprano.” Talk about sneakers to fill. He continued: “I’m thrilled that I’m going to have the chance to work with David Chase and the unimaginable firm of expertise he has assembled for The Many Saints of Newark.” We shall see.