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James Gandolfini's Son Michael Will Play Young Tony In 'Sopranos' Prequel

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Jan. 23 2019, Published 5:52 p.m. ET

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James Gandolfini brought Tony Soprano to light in the hit TV series The Sopranos. Now, his son is set to take on the role his late-dad won awards for — on the big screen. Keep reading for all the details.

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Michael Gandolfini will play a younger version of Tony in The Many Saints of Newark, Variety reports.

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“It’s a profound honor to continue my dad’s legacy while stepping into the shoes of a young Tony Soprano,” he said in a statement shared to the outlet and Deadline.

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The 19-year-old will have big shoes to fill! His father, who passed away from a heart attack in 2013, won a Golden Globe Award, three SAGs and three Emmys while starring as the New Jersey mobster.

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The movie, which will also star some of the show's original characters, is set during the '60s and will show the rivalry between the African-American and Italian gangs in Newark at the time.

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The announcement comes shortly after the TV series celebrated its 20th anniversary. The show aired for six seasons before signing off in 2007.

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What do you think of Michael taking on the role? Let us know in the comments.

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