The Sopranos star James Gandolfini is spotted on the set of Cogan's Trade last week in New Orleans (Mar. 17). James is the first star (other than Brad Pitt) seen on the set of the crime thriller.
James' career is really booming - he has five other films besides Cogan's Trade currently in production: Violet & Daisy, Cinema Verite, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Twylight Zones, and Great Hope Springs.
It was also announced today that James will play Bobby Egan in HBO's film version of Egan's book Eating with the Enemy: How I Waged Peace With North Korea from my BBQ Shack in Hackensack. Egan is the owner of a BBQ restaurant in New Jersey who became involved in back channel negotiations with the North Koreans to convince them to stop producing nuclear weapons. It's a pretty amazing story - glad HBO acquired the film rights.