Michael Gandolfini transforms into doppelganger of dad James as he tackles late star’s mobster role

MICHAEL Gandolfini is a doppel-gang-er for dad James as he plays a young version of the role made famous by his old man.

The 19-year-old wore a wig and denim to transform into the young Tony Soprano on the set of prequel The Many Saints of Newark, a ’60s-set prequel to hit crime drama The Sopranos.

James Gandolfini won gongs including a Golden Globe during his eight-year portrayal of the mob boss in HBO crime drama The Sopranos, which ended in 2007.

He died of a heart attack in 2013, aged 51.

Michael’s movie, being filmed in New York, is due out next year.


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