EXCLUSIVE! Says Edie Falco: James Gandolfini Would Only Make 'The Sopranos' Movie If I Played Tony!

Tue, March 16, 2010 1:41pm EDT by 52 Comments

What would you do to see the Sopranos movie get made?

As all Sopranos die-hards are well aware, each and every former cast member has agreed to make a Sopranos movie…except one very important person: Mr. Tony Soprano himself. Luckily, his co-star and former on-screen wife, Edie Falco, has hatched a brilliant plan to get James Gandolfini to jump on board, and shared her genius idea with HollywoodLife.com exclusively.

“There’s nothing that guy needs. There’s nothing he wants. I think he’s very happy,” Edie, 46, told us at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences’ Evening with Nurse Jackie in North Hollywood March 15.

She added, “I got nothing to offer him except that if I could play Tony. He might do it if I played Tony and he played Carmela.”

Hear that, Mr. Gandolfini? The offer is out on the table — so put your best dress on, because your fans demand it!

Are you just dying to see the Sopranos movie get green-lit?

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Babyliston

Posted at 5:53 PM on March 31, 2011  

I agree with Mr.D and Man.T , just as long as a spin off movie was made properly.

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Mr.D

Posted at 5:50 PM on March 20, 2011  

…All these people going on about a movie spoiling the show etc, having to alter the original story etc…

They could set the movie BEFORE the events of the show, except for Paulie, Junior, Carmine, Johnny Sacks, and possibly, Phil Leotardo – the older guys – they wouldn’t need the rest of the cast of younger actors and actresses…

Personally, as long as it was done right, and was done in such a way as you could watch the movie, and then go directly back into the show and it FELT like history – I’d enjoy it.

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manny t

Posted at 9:45 PM on March 12, 2011  

look people, i would love to see a soprano movie be made however , i also love a story to continue where it left off. that being said tony soprano will be in the movie but for a very short time. it should start with him being transported to the hospital and the person who wanted him kill go and visit him in the hospital and finishing the job. for those who knows about the mob every boss will have to be “bumped off” and is against the “rules” not to wack the boss so, ts will have to die. sorry to burst your bubble people.

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Babyliston

Posted at 2:03 PM on January 14, 2011  

I BELIEVE THAT ANTONIO SOPRANO MIGHT HAVE BEEN KILLED IN SOPRANO’S FINAL EPISODE SEASON 6 PART 2 “LIVE BY THE GUN-DIE BY THE GUN” & DAVID CHASE HAS KEPT IT REAL, HE HAS NEVER SHOWN FAVORITISM TOWARDS ANY CHARACTER, DAVID CHASE IS A TRUE ARTIST OF LIFE. SO IF TONY HAD A KILLER WHO KILLED HIM? I BELIEVE THAT IT’S ONE OF THE TWO ENEMIES & I VOICE MY OPINION ON IN MY COMMENTS BELOW AND IF YOU WATCH THE SOPRANO’S YOU CAN COMPLETLY DECODE MY VIEWPOINTS FILL IN THE MISSING NAMES QUESTIONS LIKE IF THE GUY IN THE MEMBERS ONLY JACKET WAS THE HITMAN, WHO SENT HIM? HE DEFINETLY DID’NT LOOK RUSSIAN. HIS FEATURES WERE MORE SOUTHERN DARK ITALIAN HIS HAIR STYLE AND DATED CLOTHES POINTS TOWARDS HIM BEING IN SOPRANO WORLD WHAT THEY CALL A ZIP BUT IF TONE’S DEAD. A SOPRANO MOTION PICTURE COULD STILL BE MADE WITH THE SOPRANO TRADEMARK BRAND NAME BY UTILILIZING A LIL OLD MAN THAT WAS THE SON OF A STONE MASON, THAT WAS AN IMMIGRANT & THIS OLD MAN HAD TWO YOUNGER BROTHER’S THAT PAST BEFORE HIM AN O,G WHO ALWAYS WANTED THE TOP SPOT.

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Babyliston

Posted at 11:58 AM on January 14, 2011  

Tony Soprano would understand that he could not just go and whack one of the NY bosses and then go out and have dinner with his family unless he had the backing, the support of the other NY families…Open your text books people “Mafia Life” 101 . I’m watching the Soprano’s right now, seen every episode, have every episode more than likey it’s or uncle jr. had reason because his right hand man had his teeth kicked out of his mouth by Tony and he has even had words before that. Perhaps got Tony to drop his guards when he told Tony and then went in for the kill or maybe uncle jr was just playing crazy playing crazy remember when called him he said now’s not the time also from the look of the last episode, the last person that Tony visit is uncle jr who seems to be unaware of reality until Tony apply’s some pressure. At this point anyone with an open mind useing their noggin would be able to see that uncle jr (Dominic Chianese character) was very aware of what he has done to Tony Soprano (James Gandolfini char)

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JMAK

Posted at 7:26 AM on February 11, 2011  

babyliston, in the final episode where Tony, Paulie, Butch & Carmine jnr have a sit down, Butch tells Tony he can do what he’s gotta do to kill Phil Leotardo. Carmine jnr agrees and says that he would get the backing from the other families because if you remember from earlier series he is realted to 2 of the other crime bosses. He could have very easily went out for dinner with his family with a clear head.

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Babyliston

Posted at 10:52 AM on January 14, 2011  

This is entertainment at tv’s best but! (it’s still art entertaining life) with that being said I alway’s felt that Tony Soprano could have killed in the last scene but there is alway’s a possibility that TS supposed killer could have been just a civilian, slim chance but! a possibility. There is also the possibility that the guy in member’s only jacket could of been an undercover agent who took down TS in a public place along with the two black guy’s who enter’d the restaurant they could of been undercover and a few other people dining might have been undercover as well crazy but possible. I believe that with the near flawless craftsmanship of artwork that David Chase deliver Tony Soprano should be dead. Even the Terminator get’s killed! and DC work immitates life! if…so, was it one of the NY families, probably not. Tony Soprano was a middle’d age season’d Costra Nostra veteteran, he was born into the life so more than likely it was an enemy he would not expect.

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Zoid

Posted at 10:38 AM on March 20, 2011  

Soprano hurt so many people throughout his career it genuinely could have been anyone that killed him, so a member of the public is definitely possible.

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i. khan

Posted at 3:56 PM on August 25, 2010  

come on tony we need this the new story could be tony getting indicted or new york strikes back come on do i have to spell it out for you.

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i. khan

Posted at 3:51 PM on August 25, 2010  

come on james everybodys dieing to see it my guess he should get indicted have a big rico case like uncle jun.also new york will not let them get away with killing phil.

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juan

Posted at 11:00 AM on July 27, 2010  

todate is jul 27 2010 i hoe to see toseethem back

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mike jewell

Posted at 1:13 AM on July 26, 2010  

tony soprano is dead

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Vicki

Posted at 12:12 AM on July 18, 2010  

Yes there should be a movie why not its worked with Sex and the City. By far the best ever TV series ever released and yes as great as the ending was a lot was left up in the air.
And by the way I am truly the show’s biggest No 1 fan never mmissed an episode was shattrded when it finished. BTW I bet Ray Liota kicks himself every day for turning down the role of Tony Soprano.

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tyler

Posted at 8:05 PM on July 12, 2010  

Look, i totally want a Sopranos movie to come out just as much as the next guy. but i mean seriously James Gandolfini? you dont want to be stereotyped? I dont think thats a good enough reason. If everyone is back on board (including Tony Sirico, Edie Falco, Michael Imperioli, Dominick Chianese the list goes on and on)then what the heck, why not hop on too?

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Diane H.

Posted at 11:19 AM on June 24, 2010  

The main character is Tony Soprano, not Carmella. She plays a part but Tony carried the series. James Gandolfini is the best actor and he wouldn’t like to be stereotyped as a mob figure. He has far too much talent for that and he doesn’t seem to care about money like many others. Give him a break!

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ron

Posted at 2:47 PM on June 30, 2010  

are you retarted doesnt want to be stereotyped as a mob figure he was for 9 years why stop now hes created a character i think he owes it to alot of people to finish the job he started not leave it half assed

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ashley villanueva

Posted at 4:20 PM on June 21, 2010  

If edie falco is not in the movie, then it is not truly THE SOPRANOS. the other actors are great, but come on the movie wouldn’t be to any1’s satisfaction if the main character is missing.

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ashley villanueva

Posted at 4:23 PM on June 21, 2010  

James Gadolfini can’t be replaced or just taken out.

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Joe

Posted at 6:19 PM on June 17, 2010  

A movie would be brilliant…..even if there was no Tony…..meaning the ideas are endless with the possibility of A.J. being pushed into the family as a soldier and being groomed from someone like Uncle Bobby, Paulie, or Sil. and possibly even Christopher, who could also be brought back because he did not really die, but it was a dream sequence rather or a vision Tony was having in his coma. Let’s not forget about the russian who also got away from Christopher and Paulie out there in the stix…..which we all know the russian mob is alot stronger these days….like I said the possibilities are endless.

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hahaha

Posted at 1:50 AM on July 29, 2010  

Christopher not dead? AJ groomed to be a soldier? Jesus christ why do you just recast everyone while your at it. I’m sorry but your suggestion was RETARDED.

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bill

Posted at 10:01 AM on May 24, 2010  

they definately should make a movie and im told there are so many cut scenes that nobody has seen that they could do it very easily….and it doesnt matter who died on the show because you can always go back in time…..has anybody ever heard of star wars prequel…hello!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Justin

Posted at 10:23 AM on May 23, 2010  

they should make a parody movie get all the writers and directors to come on and make fun of everything thats in the sopranos with the original actors very monty pyton-ish

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Christy D.

Posted at 1:10 PM on April 17, 2010  

I think the tony was the idea that Tony was in a coma this whole time since he was shot by his uncle would be brilliant. Wake up and everyone in there. But, what had really gone on since he was in the coma and who was the acting boss. It would be great. There is so much the writers could do with this. Old character and new ones. Tony seeing things in a different light on and on……………..I think it should be more than a movie but start the series back up again.

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Dan P

Posted at 8:27 PM on April 12, 2010  

tony is not dead.. the begaining of the movie would be that the song “don’t stop beliving” would be playing in the back ground. while the camera pan’s back and forth from machine to machine then pans to tony waking from a coma eyes wide open…

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Kate

Posted at 6:12 AM on September 19, 2010  

Bringing back the movie in style of Tony being in a coma all along is so weak. Tony is dead. I loved the ending, I would still love the Sopranos even if they did bring it back because David Chase would not do so unless it was perfect. But to do a dallas style storyline is so weak and David Chase over anyone knows that.

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Neal kennedy

Posted at 1:42 PM on March 31, 2010  

sopranos movie would be brilliant. Tony as the boss, silvio as conseglire, paulie as underboss, chris,ralph,bobby,larry as the captains. bring bing all the soliders. how good does that sound.

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Yeah

Posted at 11:14 AM on April 4, 2010  

Comment to Neal Kennedy: Did you even bother watching the Sopranos? Chris cant be a capo for one obvious reason. He’s DEAD.

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Neal kennedy

Posted at 5:09 AM on May 27, 2010  

yeah, you are a werido, the joker was dead in the first batman, then the dark knight was made were the joker was back in it, p.s you are a weirdo

 
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hahaha

Posted at 1:52 AM on July 29, 2010  

ps. your an idiot, the two Batman movies your talking about are two COMPLETELY different movies set in two completely different times, they have nothing to do with each other and the fact you think they do makes you retarded

 
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Neal kennedy

Posted at 2:40 PM on August 22, 2010  

you are a retard ya stupid daftie.

 
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Nicky jobs

Posted at 12:35 PM on August 26, 2010  

Where do you want to begin with how stupid you are. Ralph has been dead for years, Bobbys dead, chris is dead and sil is in a coma. I have an idea let’s just bring in the crew from goodfellas and have battle the sopranos in a battle royal, while were at we can have dr. Phil officiate the whole thing.

 
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Diane H.

Posted at 12:23 AM on March 18, 2010  

If anyone has ever seen James Gandolfini onstage and in movies, one would know what a fantastic actor he is. He is far too intelligent, genuine and talented to waste his gifts on one character only. I give him a lot of credit for diversifying his talents as an accomplished producer, actor, comedian, and musical abilities. He has proven himself over and over what a fine professional he is and to make a movie about a former character doesn’t match his multi-faceted career.

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Stephanie

Posted at 1:20 PM on March 17, 2010  

Yes!! We need closure!!!!

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O.N.E.

Posted at 10:20 PM on March 16, 2010  

PLEASE MAKE THIS MOVIE!!!!!!!!!

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tellmemore

Posted at 6:17 PM on March 16, 2010  

I love Edie Falco! It would be awesome if the Sopranos had a movie!!!

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WS

Posted at 3:23 PM on March 16, 2010  

I don’t think there should be a movie of the sopranos it’ll only kill it and turn out rubbish like the sex in the city movies n miami vice and all those

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tony

Posted at 7:22 AM on April 16, 2010  

Chase will never do it – how would he explain to his intelligent audience that paid attention throughout the series how Tony comes back to life? A shower scene like Bobby in Dallas? Its all there people – Tony was hit in the restaraunt and to do a movie they would have to exclude the main character – then again I guess if the price is right integrity can be bought.

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Matt

Posted at 11:19 PM on April 27, 2010  

It is not definite the Tony was hit in the restaurant. They could very easily do a movie

 
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juan

Posted at 10:58 AM on July 27, 2010  

I hope so .god

 
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mark

Posted at 10:05 PM on March 23, 2011  

Tony was killed. It was spelled ouot in every reference to the number 3 throughout the last episode. He is dead. There will never be a movie and never be another series with the same (dead characters) unless they do a lame “dallas” comeback. What a cop out that would be. He was killed and if anyone needs to have all the “3” oclock references made in the final epidoe, I will be gald to list each and every one.

 
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