In an inspiring move and a tribute to late actor James Gandolfini, "The Sopranos" star's son Micheal will play a younger version of Tony Soprano in David Chase's prequel film, "The Many Saints of Newark."
James Gandolfini, who died in 2013, brought the iconic HBO character to life from 1999 to 2007.
Michael Gandolfini has been getting his acting chops in other HBO shows like "The Duece," and had to win the role of Tony Soprano by auditioning, according to Deadline, which broke the news.
Young Gandolfini joins Vera Farmiga, Corey Stoll and others in the upcoming film, which will be set in 1960's Newark, New Jersey.
“It’s a profound honor to continue my dad’s legacy while stepping into the shoes of a young Tony Soprano,” Gandolfini said in a statement to Deadline.
Michael recently spent time with the original stars of "The Sopranos," walking the red carpet alongside Jamie-Lynn Sigler and Robert Iler to celebrate the show's 20th anniversary.
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Happy Father’s Day to my best freind. You truly were the funniest and one of the most loving Dad’s that’s ever set foot on this Earth. I want to celebrate you today, I wish I could give you the biggest bear hug in return for the million that you have me when I needed it. I love you Daddy, me and Mom are celebrating you today. I love you Dad and I miss you more and more everyday, but I love celebrating you on days like this! Good memories and a great life.
"Damn I’m lucky that I got to grow up around these people. What a beautiful reunion. Big love all around," he wrote on Instagram.