Before Game of Thrones came along, The Sopranos was inarguably (or arguably, if you wanted to court a fitting for concrete loafers) the greatest thing ever on TV. Now three of the cast are getting back together for a different type of mob-like thing.
The brilliant series revolved around Tony Soprano (James Gandolfini, RIP), but the entire ensemble made the show the must-see event that it was. One of the key players here was Bruce Springsteen’s mate (and guitarist) Steven Van Zandt as Silvio. Deadline reports that his wife Maureen Van Zandt – who played Gabriella Dante – is joining him along with Vincent Pastore (Big Pussy) for comedy-tinged crime thriller Iron Terry Malone.
If that’s not enough classic TV action right there, The Wire‘s John Doman is also starring, in a tale of six people who plan a murder to make off with insurance money to save their New Jersey bar. The problem that they face is that their victim (Pastore) simply refuses to die! Intriguingly, it’s based on a true story, and will use many of the locations from the 1954 Marlon Brando classic On the Waterfront.
Production on Iron Terry Malone is set to commence in November.
This isn’t the only mini reunion of The Sopranos in production, either. Sarah Q – chronicling the adventures of a young woman who moves to New York City from a small town to become an actress – counts five former wiseguys amongst its cast. Pastore is joined by Tony Sirico (Paulie Walnuts), Federico Castelluccio (Furio), William DeMeo (Jason Molinaro) and Artie Pasquale (Burt Gervasi). It’s due for release before the end of the year.
While we wait, here’s the original trailer for the real deal…