James Gandolfini's final performance is put on display for the first time in the trailer for The Drop, formerly known as Animal Rescue. The late actor, who passed away in June shortly after wrapping on this crime drame, plays Marv, the employer and cousin of Boston bartender Bob Sacinowski (Tom Hardy), who gets caught in the middle of a robbery gone bad and the investigation that follows which uncovers secrets from the neighborhood's past. Noomi Rapace co-stars in director Michael R. Roskam's adaptation of Dennis Lehane's short story, arriving in theaters September 19.
The Drop is a new crime drama from Michael R. Roskam, the Academy Award-nominated director of Bullhead. Based on a screenplay from Dennis Lehane (Mystic River, Gone Baby Gone), The Drop follows lonely bartender Bob Saginowski (Tom Hardy) through a covert scheme of funneling cash to local gangsters - "money drops" - in the underworld of Brooklyn bars. Under the heavy hand of his employer and cousin Marv (James Gandolfini), Bob finds himself at the center of a robbery gone awry and entwined in an investigation that digs deep into the neighborhood's past where friends, families, and foes all work together to make a living - no matter the cost.Read More
Fans of James Gandolfini, who tragically passed away in June, can enjoy one of the late actor's final performances in the first trailer for Enough Said. Directed by Nicole Holofcener (Friends with Money, Lovely & Amazing), this drama follows a divorced masseuse (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) who falls for a charming divorced man named Albert (James Gandolfini). Complications ensue when Eva realizes that her new client (Catherine Keener) who keeps complaining about her ex-husband, is actually talking about Albert. In addition, we also have the first poster from this drama, hitting theaters September 20.
A divorced and single parent, Eva (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) spends her days enjoying work as a masseuse but dreading her daughter's impending departure for college. She meets Albert (James Gandolfini)-a sweet, funny and like-minded man also facing an empty nest. As their romance quickly blossoms, Eva befriends Marianne (Catherine Keener), her new massage client. Marianne is a beautiful poet who seems "almost perfect" except for one prominent quality: she rags on her ex-husband way too much. Suddenly, Eva finds herself doubting her own relationship with Albert as she learns the truth about Marianne's ex. Enough Said is a sharp, insightful comedy that humorously explores the mess that often comes with getting involved again.Read More
Like many people, when the announcement came through that renowned actor James Gandolfini had died of a massive heart attack at the age of 51, we couldn't believe what we were reading. It was so shocking that other news organizations like CNN thought that it might be a hoax as Gandolfini's name had been linked to such things in the past.
Sadly, this was not the case.Read More
The Sopranos star James Gandolfini has passed away at the age of 51, after he suffered an apparent heart attack in Rome while the actor was on vacation. No official cause of death has been released thus far.
James Gandolfini was born in Westwood, New Jersey in 1961, and began acting in New York stage productions in the 1980s. His breakout film role was as the assassin Virgil in Tony Scott's True Romance, which lead to roles in Terminal Velocity, Crimson Tide, Get Shorty, The Juror, The Mighty and A Civil Action.Read More
James Gandolfini is in talks to join the cast of Animal Rescue, alongside Tom Hardy and Noomi Rapace. No details were given regarding what character he will play, if a deal is finalized.
The plot is based on Dennis Lehane short story that centers on a Boston bartender trying to free himself from his past criminal life. He gets caught up in a heist gone wrong and a murder that all stems from a lost pit bull.Read More
Brad Pitt is back in theaters this Friday as professional enforcer Jackie Cogan in director Andrew Dominik's crime thriller Killing Them Softly. Six new photos from the movie, which finds Cogan responsible for investigating a hit on a mob run poker tournament, have been released. Check out Brad Pitt as he is put through some violent paces alongside co-stars James Gandolfini, Richard Jenkins, and Ray Liotta.
Killing Them Softly was released November 30th, 2012.Read More
The Weinstein Company has launched the official website for director Andrew Dominik's thriller Killing Them Softly. Along with that comes a 10 picture Hi-Res photo gallery featuring cast members Brad Pitt, Richard Jenkins, and James Gandolfini. Check them out, and then read on for the official synopsis.
Adapted from the George V. Higgins novel and set in New Orleans, Killing Them Softly follows professional enforcer, Jackie Cogan (Brad Pitt), who investigates a heist that occurs during a high stakes, mob-protected, poker game.Read More
The Sopranos's star James Gandolfini is developing Big Dead Place, a drama based on Nicholas Johnson's memoir about his work in the U.S. Antarctic Program.
The story follows Nicholas Johnson who went to work for the U.S. Antarctic Program (devoted to scientific research and education in support of the national interest in the Antarctic), he figured he'd find adventure, beauty, penguins and lofty-minded scientists. Instead, he found boredom, alcohol and bureaucracy. As a dishwasher and garbage man at McMurdo Station, Johnson quickly shed his illusions about Antarctica.Read More