For the first time since The Sopranos ended its landmark run on HBO in 2007, EW.com reports that four of the more well-known and foul-mouthed cast members will reunite in one of the most unlikely places: a made-for-television children's movie on Nickelodeon. Entitled Nicky Deuce, the film will star Michael Imperioli, who portrayed Tony Soprano's hot-headed nephew Christopher Moltisanti, and Steve Schirripa, best known as loveable schlub gangster Bobby Baccalieri. They will be joined by fellow Sopranos standouts Vincent Curatola (New York mob boss John "Johnny Sack" Sacramoni) and Tony Sirico, a real-life mob associate turned character actor who will forever be recognized as Tony Soprano's right-hand man Paul "Paulie Walnuts" Gualtieri.
If this seems like an unusual venue for four actors known for their violent roles in film and television, Nicky Deuce is based on a children's book of the same title written by Schirripa himself and Charles Fleming, about a nerdy teenage boy—played in the movie by Noah Munck of Nickelodeon's iCarly—who undergoes a transformation and gets caught up in the adventure of a lifetime when he visits an uncle he never knew he had. Currently in production in Montreal, the TV movie is set to premiere on Nickelodeon next year. The cast will also include another HBO alum in the form of veteran actress Rita Moreno, who starred as Sister Peter Marie on the prison drama Oz, as well as Cristine Prosperi of Degrassi: The Next Generation.
I'm a big Sopranos fan and Paulie Walnuts is one of my favorite TV characters of all time, so I might give this a look. Is a Sopranos reunion enough to make you watch a kids' movie?