Carmela Soprano has given her blessing on Michael Gandolfini stepping into his father's shoes for the upcoming "Sopranos" prequel film.
"The Many Saints of Newark" will travel back to the '60s and revolve around Dickie Moltisanti, father to Michael Imperioli's character in the original show and mentor to a teenage Tony Soprano. James Gandolfini's 19-year-old son Michael will take over the role his late dad made famous on HBO.
While Edie Falco is not expected to be part of the feature film, she said she was excited about the project when we caught her outside the New Group Annual Gala in NYC on Monday night.
"He's gonna do great," Falco said of Michael's casting. "He's an adorable, lovely man, much like his dad."
When asked if she had any advice for the young actor, she simply added, "Have fun."
Series creator David Chase penned the script for the movie, which will be released in theaters. No release date has yet been set, but the film will also reportedly star Alessandro Nivola as Dickie, Jon Bernthal, Vera Farmiga, Billy Magnussen, Ray Liotta and Corey Stoll.