Michael Gandolfini, the 19-year-old son of the late James Gandolfini, will play a young Tony Soprano in the Sopranos prequel film The Many Saints of Newark. Deadline notes that James originated the iconic role and won multiple Emmys for his portrayal. "It’s a profound honor to continue my dad’s legacy while stepping into the shoes of a young Tony Soprano," Michael said in a statement. "I’m thrilled that I am going to have the opportunity to work with [Sopranos creator] David Chase and the incredible company of talent he has assembled for The Many Saints of Newark." James died of a heart attack in 2013 at the age of 51.
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