James Gandolfini's legacy lives on. On Thursday, July 25 — a little over a month after the star's sudden death of a heart attack at the age of 51 — Fox Searchlight Pictures revealed a release date and movie poster for Enough Said, the second-to-last film Gandolfini shot before his untimely passing.
Set to open in select theaters on Sept. 20, 2013, the movie finds the late Sopranos actor playing a love interest for Seinfeld alum Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Catherine Keener, Toni Collette, and Ben Falcone also star.
"He played a divorced dad who doted on his daughter and was crazy about Julia's character," writer/director Nicole Holofcener told the Hollywood Reporter after Gandolfini's death on June 19. "He didn't believe he could play a romantic lead, even though everyone on the set thought he was sexy and hilarious. He was charming and self-effacing and incredibly talented. Not only did he pull off playing a leading man, his performance is subtle and moving and very, very lovely."
Indeed, costar Collette told Cinema Blend recently that the actor's work in Enough Said may be his most revealing ever. "I'm so excited for his fans to be able to see him in Enough Said, because he's a total teddy bear in it. He's the leading man," she gushed. "He's sought after, loved, talked about, and I just feel so lucky to have gotten to work with him."
"He was the real deal," she continued. "He actually had a twinkle in his eye. He was cheeky and wonderful. I can't believe how young [he was]. I mean, 51? It's just too sad."
Enough Said will premiere at the Toronto Film Festival in September. Prior to his death, Gandolfini also filmed the movie Animal Rescue. No release date has been set for that project.
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