The late actor already had one major film released since his death in 2013, but James Gandolfini has yet another film to offer his fans. The film may even remind people of The Sopranos with him playing a former criminal.
James Gandolfini had a heart attack, and died at the age of 51 on June 19, 2013. Months later, his thought-to-be final film Enough Said was released, which co-starred Julia Louis-Dreyfus. The film even earned him some award nominations, and a couple of significant mentions during the speeches of the winners.
His final film is called The Drop, and is described as a crime drama, a genre that Gandolfini became quite familiar with throughout his career. It is based on a screenplay that was written by Dennis Lehane, who has written books such as Mystic River and Shutter Island.
The film follows a lonely bartender through a covert scheme of funneling cash to local gangsters in the underworld of Brooklyn bars. He finds himself at the center of a robbery gone wrong, while entwined in an investigation that digs deep into the neighborhood’s past.
He will always be remembered for his role on HBO’s long-running mafia drama The Sopranos, in which he played the father of the family, Tony Soprano. James Gandolfini, in addition to the series, received several Golden Globe, and Emmy nominations during its six-season run.
He was a treasured actor in the Hollywood community, and his sudden death shocked many people. Another death that shocked many people almost five years ago was Brittany Murphy, and a trailer for her final film was also released recently, which is being released to a limited amount of theaters this weekend.
James Gandolfini was often type-cast in serious, and violent roles, but could have possibly changed that after his role in Enough Said. He was also an incredibly sweet person in real life, according to Edie Falco, who delivered an emotion-filled tribute to the man who played her on-screen husband for six seasons.
In addition to Gandolfini, The Drop stars Tom Hardy, who may be most-well known for playing Bane in The Dark Knight Rises, and Noomi Rapace, who starred in the Swedish version of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, and its sequels.
The Drop is directed by Michael R. Roskam, who has previously directed Bullhead. It is set to hit theaters on September 19th, 2014, and will likely send plenty of James Gandolfini’s fans to the theater yet again to see his final film.
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