Trailers Out for Final Films of James Gandolfini and Brittany Murphy
The trailers for both James Gandolfini’s and Brittany Murphy’s final films made before their deaths were released this week. Gandolfini’s crime drama The Drop hints on themes of organized crime, corruption, and an older man’s adjustment to modern times that were also covered The Sopranos, the long-running HBO show for which he is best known. Murphy plays a supporting role in the sexy slasher Something Wicked, which takes place in Oregon and focuses around a recently-married couple trying to find domestic bliss but haunted by an accident from their past.
The Drop also stars Tom Hardy as the cousin of Galdolfini’s character and bartender at a joint owned by Gandolfini that is frequently used as a place members of Brooklyn’s organized crime use to hide or ‘drop’ their cash. Noomi Rapace stars as Hardy’s wife. A robbery of the bar’s dirty money forces Gandolfini and Hardy’s characters to more closely examine their agency involving organized crime and get the money back before they and their families are killed. The film is based on a novel by Dennis Lehane who’s also famous for writing murder mysteries and crime books including Shutter Island and Gone Baby Gone.
Gandolfini unexpectedly died of a heart attack last year at the age of 51. Gandolfini is best known for the many years he spent portraying tortured mob boss Tony Soprano. That show, which was recently voted the best-written TV show of all time, revolutionized television drama and was a key influence on shows including Weeds, Breaking Bad, and Mad Men.