There’s something difficult, something haunting about watching a late actor’s final film. Bruce Lee undoubtedly gives his best performance in the film Enter The Dragon, but it can make very hard watching, knowing that he died six days before the release of the film on July the 26th 1973.
The first trailer for the Drop has been released, which is the last film to feature the great James Gandolfini. Having made a household name for himself playing mob boss Tony Soprano in the hit US TV show The Sopranos, his untimely death came as a shock to the world, and robbed us of one of the greatest actors of his generation.
Also starring Brit Tom Hardy sporting a gillet, and an American accent that isn’t quite believable, The Drop follows Bob Saginowski (Hardy) as a Brooklyn barman, who works in a pub used by local gangsters as a money drop off point. The bar was once owned by his cousin Marv (Gandolfini), and both are pretty annoyed when the bar gets robbed by mask wearing bad guys, who steal all of the money belonging to the other bad guys, leaving the other bad guys desperate to get their money back from the bad guys, so come looking for Marv and Bob. Simple. Marv is hell bent on seeking revenge and getting the money back, but Bob just seems to want to hug a small puppy and take it for long romantic walks with Nadia (Noomi Rapace).
Directed by Michaël R. Roskam, The Drop (previously titled Animal Rescue), hits cinemas on the 14th of November, and looks like being a fitting tribute to the late, great Gandolfini.