EXCLUSIVE: The Sopranos gang is officially back together! James Gandolfini, the Emmy-winning star of the HBO drama, is doing a cameo in Nicky Deuce, the Nickelodeon TV movie based on the children’s book co-written by Sopranos‘ Steve Schirripa, who also produces and stars in the project. In addition to Gandolfini and Schirripa, Nicky Deuce, currently filming in Montreal, features fellow Sopranos alums Michael Imperioli, Tony Sirico and Vincent Curatola for a reunion of most of the tough guys from the hit mob drama.
Nicky Deuce centers on Nicholas Borelli II (Noah Munck), a nerdy, over-protected teen who gets caught in the adventure of a lifetime when he is sent to Brooklyn to spend the summer with an uncle (Schirripa) and other members of his Italian American family he never knew he had. Confronted with some questionable dealings, Nicky uncovers family secrets and learns that the mean streets of Brooklyn aren’t always what they seem. In a comedic turn, Gandolfini, who shot his role over the weekend, will play Bobby Eggs, a two-bit guy from the neighborhood who gets unintentionally “scrambled” by the young Nicky. Nicky Deuce is set to premiere next year on Nickelodeon and Canada’s YTV.