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James Gandolfini's Son Will Play a Young Tony in the 'Sopranos' Prequel

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Tony Soprano is one of those TV roles you just can't imagine any other actor playing. James Gandolfini's performance as the New-Jersey-based mob boss is the main reason why The Sopranos was such a smash success. 

That's not to take away from the stellar performances of Edie Falco, Lorraine Bracco, Michael Imperioli, Tony Sirico, and a slew of amazing guest stars and supporting characters, but finding someone to take up the mantle of Tony is tough.

Which is probably why producers picked James' own son, Michael, for the job.