Thursday, April 18, 2024

James Gandolfini’s Second to Last Film Chosen for Toronto Film Fest


The second to last film starring the late James Gandolfini is coming to Toronto. “Enough Said,” directed by Nicole Holofcener has been chosen as a special presentation. Julia Louis Dreyfuss and the director’s favorite actress (and mine) Catherine Keener co-star. Holofcener’s last movie was the marvelous “Please Give,” a gem that you should rent, buy, download or whatever ASAP. Toni Colette also co-stars.

The irony here is that Gandolfini is cast as the romantic lead. He’s not a gangster. This could have been a game changer for the beloved “Sopranos” actor—something he really wanted. It’s almost heartbreaking if the movie succeeds.

Gandolfini has one more movie after this: “Animal Rescue,” an off beat crime drama co-starring Tom Hardy. We won’t see that until 2014.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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