12 March 2013 1:17 AM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Even before James Gandolfini spent years winning a slew of awards and engaging audiences as Tony Soprano, one of TV.s most ruthless and entertaining characters, he was usually cast as a henchman or a big hulking baddie, in films such as Get Shorty and True Romance. But after The Sopranos went off the air? Fuhgeddaboudit! There.s no escaping the crime life for Gandolfini. For his next role, Variety reports he.ll next don his criminal duds for Animal Rescue, a crime film that will soon begin production through Fox Searchlight. This will be the second feature directed by Michaël R. Roskam, who last released the Belgian crime drama Bullhead. Gandolfini will join Bullhead.s star, Matthias Schoenaerts, who is also in both the Belgian and American remake of the mystery drama The Loft. Also starring in the film are Tom Hardy, who will next be stepping into »

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