2013 was a sad year for the fans of James Gandolfini, the lead role of one of the best series of all time: The Sopranos. Before his death, Gandolfini starred alongside Tom Hardy, in the fitting farewell The Drop.
The Drop’s plot centres around a bartender (Hardy) whose place of work also doubles as a drug drop-off point. The bartender and his cousin (Gandolfini) find themselves in a very dangerous situation, when a deal at the bar goes bad.
Gandolfini’s character sees this as an opportunity to relive his glory years, and vies to get every cent of the money taken returned. However, Hardy’s character is reluctant to start a war and is looking for a way out from the business.
Adapted from a story by Dennis LeHane, we’ve got really high hopes for this one, not least because of the quality of the two leading men. And as James Gandolfini’s final film, it would be nice if it served as a fitting tribute to the great man.
Directed by Michaël R. Roskam and adapted from Dennis Lehane’s novel (the man behind Shutter Island), early signs indicate that it will be a fitting final farewell to the great Gandolfini.
The Drop is set for release in the UK on the 14th November 2014.