The Drop, a crime drama set in Brooklyn, is their final chance. Luckily from the trailer, it looks like a fine final hurrah for ‘T’.
Gandolfini stars alongside Tom Hardy and Noomi Rapace as the former’s cousin Marv, a one-time feared local bar owner who has lost his influence to the cities growing crime organisations.
It’s familiar territory for Gandolfini, except rather than playing the boss, he’s the elder man on the way out, confronting forces far meaner and more violent than himself.
Written by Dennis Lehane, a whose novels Shutter Island and Mystic River were both adapted into celebrated films and who has also written episodes of Boardwalk Empire and The Wire, The Drop is oozing credentials – in the director’s chair is Michaël R. Roskam, whose debut Bullhead was nominated for an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film.
But let’s face it, even if The Drop doesn’t fulfil its initial promise, we’ll be there watching, desperate to spend a little more time with one of the greatest actors that ever lived.