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James Gandolfini's Final Film Will Feature a Rescue Pit Bull

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James Gandolfini tragically passed away unexpectedly yesterday from a massive heart attack at only 51 years young. While Gandolfini will be best known for playing the role of tough mobster Tony Soprano on HBO’s drama, “The Sopranos,” the actor had a huge heart for animals, especially pit bulls. His compassion for this misunderstood breed no doubt compelled him to star in the FOX Searchlight crime thriller, “Animal Rescue,” which is currently in post-production.

According to IMDB, the film is “a crime-drama centered around a lost pit bull, a wannabe scam artist, and a killing.” It is predicted that the film will bring much needed attention to animal abuse issues, with an extra spotlight on the stigma surrounding pit bulls.

Michael Roskam, director of “Animal Rescue,” has said that he “wanted to make [Gandolfini] proud with the movie we made together and now it will be in his loving memory.”

Gandolfini will be missed by many people, as well as his own rescued pit bull, Duke. Our heartfelt regards go out to his friends and family.

Photo credit: Jaguar PS / Shutterstock.com

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  • I will miss him so much and Im so proud to know that he had a rescue Pitbull. Duke was a lucky dog. And thank you for the years of joy you as Tony brought to my life….and thank you for being a fellow bully rescue. Bless your special heart.

  • bkungl

    I wonder what will happen to his dog who will miss him tremendously. It’s all very sad….he was far too young to die.

  • Mara Comitas

    He will be missed.

  • Cat Jones

    He wasn’t an animal lover at all. He was a ‘dog’ lover.

    James Gandolfini’s last mouthful before his heart attack was foie gras’s which is the worst – force fed duck that are kept in TINY cruel Cages so they can’t move at all, karma!

    Age 51… heart attack. THINK PEOPLE. He ate animals to his dying day. Keep eating animals, it can happen to you.

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