Michael Gandolfini burst into the limelight last year playing a young Tony Soprano in the Sopranos prequel film The Many Saints of Newark.
Now Gandolfini is ready to join a superhero story.
Deadline reports that the actor has been cast in an upcoming revival of the Daredevil series for Marvel.
Gandolfini will play an undisclosed “lead role” in the Disney+ series Daredevil: Born Again, the outlet reports, adding that the role could potentially be “an ambitious Staten Island guy” named Liam.
The show is a revival of the Marvel series Daredevil, which ran on Netflix from 2015-2018 and is now available on Disney+. Charlie Cox reprises the role of Daredevil, aka Matt Murdock, a blind lawyer who fights crime at night in New York City (Cox also appears as Murdock in the Disney+ series She-Hulk: Attorney At Law and the movie Spider – Man: No way home”).
In the new series, Gandolfini stars as Cox (Owen Sleater on Boardwalk Empire) and Vincent D’Onofrio, reprising the role of gangster Kingpin, aka Wilson Fisk. The show was written and produced by Chris Ord and Matt Corman (creators of USA Network’s “Covert Affairs”).
Gandolfini, 23, is the son of James Gandolfini, who grew up in Park Ridge and originated the role of New Jersey mob boss Tony Soprano, for which he won three Emmys. The actor died suddenly in 2013 at the age of 51.
His son’s resume has expanded in recent years with roles in film and television including The Many Saints of Newark, set in the ’60s and ’70s and due out in theaters and on HBO Max in October 2021.
Gandolfini appears in the Peacock political thriller The Independent, which released in November, and the Paramount+ series The Offer, which debuted in April, and tells the origin story of the iconic 1972 film The Godfather.
He also has a role in the upcoming film Cat Person, based on the viral 2017 New York short story and set in New Jersey and starring Nicholas Braun (cousin Greg from Succession) and Emilia Jones (Locke & Key). ).
Gandolfini, who attended New York University, previously starred in the HBO series The Deuce and the Russo brothers’ Apple TV+ film Cherry, starring Tom Holland and Ciara Bravo (Red Band Society).
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