Gan­dolfini’s son keeps ‘So­pra­nos’ cast­ing in fam­ily

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The son of James Gan­dolfini has been cast as the young Tony So­prano in the planned “So­pra­nos” pre­quel, “The Many Saints of Ne­wark.”

Michael Gan­dolfini will play a younger ver­sion of the iconic char­ac­ter his late fa­ther played on the HBO se­ries. The 19-year-old ac­tor has had a re­cur­ring role on HBO’s “The Deuce.”

Gan­dolfini said in a state­ment it’s “a pro­found honor to con­tinue my dad’s legacy.” James Gan­dolfini died of a heart at­tack at the age of 51 in 2013.

“So­pra­nos” cre­ator David Chase is pro­ducer and screen­writer for the New Line pro­duc­tion. Alan Tay­lor, who di­rected sev­eral episodes of “The So­pra­nos” and 2013’s “Thor: The Dark World,” is set to di­rect.

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