Noomi Rapace Left Tongue-tied By James Gandolfini
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo star Noomi Rapace was left tongue-tied when she first met her larger-than-life The Drop co-star James Gandolfini because he was everything she feared he would be. The new thriller was The Sopranos star's final film and Rapace can still vividly remember the day he walked into a diner to meet her and director Michael Roskam for the first time.
Sun Sep 14, 2014
'The Drop' a mindful meaty mouthful
Bob, Tom Hardy , is a quiet unassuming bartender who works in his cousin's bar, aptly called "Cousin Marv's". Marv, James Gandolfini , owned the bar, up until eight years before when he made a mistake.
Sat Sep 13, 2014
WMGL-FM North Charleston
Movie Review: "The Drop"
Dark and moody, clever and artful with a twist on clich, The Drop is a surprising and tantalizing fall crime drama sprinkled with indelible moments provided by the consistently extraordinary Tom Hardy. The Drop , sadly, is also the last original movie to feature the late James Gandolfini.
Fri Sep 12, 2014
Author Lehane says S. Philly could have subbed for Brooklyn in 'The Drop'
It's a good example of how international the movie business has become that a Belgian director , his stars from Great Britain , Sweden , New Jersey and Belgium met the media in a hotel room in Toronto to discuss a movie set in Brooklyn written by a guy from Boston. The guy from Boston is author Dennis Lehane , who set "Animal Rescue," the short story "The Drop" is based on, in his usual Boston-area, working-class neighborhood, but was told by producers that they thought he had become a victim of his own success and that blue-collar Boston was played out.
Thu Sep 11, 2014
James Gandolfini's Most Memorable Movie Moments
The great James Gandolfini passed away on June 19, 2013 at the age of 51. Although we lost a titan of the acting world that day, we haven't had a chance to really start missing him yet since he still had a few finished films awaiting release. This week, his final performance in his final film is hitting theaters and it all feels too real.
The Chronicle Herald
Movie review: James Gandolfini shines in last role in The Drop
Tom Hardy, left, stars as a quiet lunk serving drinks at the bar run by his cousin, James Gandolfini, right, a former loan shark shoved aside by Chechen mobsters. Although there are a few scenes of bloodshed, The Drop is much more about the nature of violent men than the brief explosions of violence that can define an entire life.
Wed Sep 10, 2014
The Georgia Straight
The Drop is less a thriller than a character study
In The Drop, Tom Hardy steals the show as a quiet bartender who nurses a pitbull as he faces increased pressure from Chechen mobsters, a menacing stranger. and more.
Michael Gandolfini -- I Haven't Finished Watching 'The Sopranos'
James Gandolfini 's son was too young to watch "The Sopranos" while it was on, but even though he's now a mature 14 ... he hasn't finished the series. Michael Gandolfini told our photog he wasn't allowed to watch his father's most famous work, but he's seen some of it now ... but not the infamous ending.
Tue Sep 09, 2014
The Drop (and Gandolfini) Find New Life in Lowlifes
The Drop , a richly textured, beautifully acted film collaboration between Belgian director Michal R. Roskam and novelist-turned-screenwriter Dennis Lehane , takes place in the present, but its heart lies in the noirish past of movies and literature. In that shadowy realm, tough guys are endlessly quotable, and most everyone - even the hero - is holding tight to a terrible secret.
Mon Sep 08, 2014
Big News Network.com
James Gandolfini is remembered at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival
Belgian film director Michael Roskam says it was an honor to work with the late actor James Gandolfini on The Drop, their big-screen adaptation of Dennis Lehane's short story. "First of all, [Gandolfini] was a great actor.
Entertainment Weekly's PopWatch
Tom Hardy on acting with James Gandolfini in 'The Drop': 'I just wanted to please him'
For someone with his immense range and talent, Tom Hardy has been a "one to watch" far too long. Years before he went toe-to-toe with Christian Bale in The Dark Knight Rises, he made his debut in HBO's Band of Brothers in 2001, quickly graduated to Star Trek villain in 2002, and won the BAFTA Rising Star Award for Inception in 2011.
'Actor can turn street speech into symphony'
In it, Gandolfini plays former crime boss Marv who is now in the pocket of a new and crueller operation. Tom Hardy is a Brooklyn bartender at a neighborhood pub that doubles as a drop - a place for local Chechen gangsters to launder money.
Sat Sep 06, 2014
New York Post
Gandolfini returns to crime for final film a The Dropa
A cast against-type-James Gandolfini did fine work in the LA-set romantic comedy "Enough Said," which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival less than three months after his untimely death, but a widely predicted posthumous Oscar nomination failed to materialize. One may be more likely for "The Drop," which returns the erstwhile Tony Soprano to the world of crime, albeit at a lower rung and without the explosive temper.
Toronto Buzz: 'The Drop' and 'St. Vincent' -- A Tale of Two Brooklyn Movies
Pictured above: James Gandolfini's son Michael Gandolfini poses with his mother Marcy Gandolfini at the after party for The Drop. Pictured below: Bill Murray gets drenched in a Toronto downpour, but of course he still has time to say hey to his fans before the premiere of his new film, St. Vincent.
Fri Sep 05, 2014
James Gandolfini's Final Movie Is A Disappointment
If "The Drop" didn't contain James Gandolfini's last screen performance, it might have gone directly to DVD. That's how old fashioned so much of this movie feels.
Thu Sep 04, 2014
Body of James Gandolfini returns to U.S.; funeral at St. John the Divine
The funeral for James Gandolfini will be held Thursday at the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine in New York City. Youyoung Lee joins Abby to discuss.
The Daily Beast
David Chase On Tony Soprano's FateBy Marlow Stern
The creator of The Sopranos sat down at the Venice Film Festival to discuss the recent Tony Soprano dead-or-alive controversy and why he's competitive with Mad Men . To be, or not to be-that is the question when it comes to Tony Soprano, the iconic mob boss brought to wifebeater-wearing, cigar-sucking, head-bashing life by the late James Gandolfini.
Wed Sep 03, 2014
Ain't It Cool News
Chicago! Capone has seats to an early screening of the Drop, starring Tom Hardy and James Gandolfini
Hey everyone. Capone in Chicago here. One of the greatest losses suffered in the acting world last year was the passing of James Gandolfini, a performer who was so much more than his most famous role, and he never grew tired of proving it.
Hollywood remembers James Gandolfini
"The Sopranos" star James Gandolfini died suddenly of a non-confirmed heart attack on July 19. On June 20 a hospital official could not confirm that James had died of a heart attack due to the autopsy needing to be finalized before releasing a statement.