New role for Gan­dolfini

Townsville Bulletin - - The Goss -

THE So­pra­nos ac­tor James Gan­dolfini will play New Jer­sey restau­ra­teur and un­likely diplo­mat Bobby Egan in an up­com­ing HBO pro­ject about Egan’s self-de­scribed role as ‘‘ un­of­fi­cial am­bas­sador’’ to North Korea.

Gan­dolfini, 49, will star in the film adap­ta­tion of Egan’s book Eat­ing With The En­emy: How I Waged Peace With North Korea From My BBQ Shack In Hack­en­sack. Egan, who owns a bar­be­cue joint in Hack­en­sack, New Jer­sey, emerged as a con­tro­ver­sial fig­ure when he forged a friend­ship with North Korean diplo­mats in the early 1990s and trav­elled to the com­mu­nist coun­try on mul­ti­ple oc­ca­sions.


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