James Gandolfini in The Taking of Pelham Remake

What are the chances that the Sopranos movie will actually happen? Probably as big a chance as David Chase explaining the unfathomable ending to the last “Sopranos” episode. But have no fear, lovers of obese mafioso, because James Gandolfini (pictured, left) has been cast as the mayor of New York in the upcoming “The Taking of Pelham One Two Three” remake, which is set to star Denzel Washington and John Travolta, with Tony Scott (the lesser of the two Scott brothers) at the helm.


Gandolfini will play the mayor of New York City in Columbia Pictures remake “The Taking of Pelham 123,” directed by Tony Scott and starring Denzel Washington and John Travolta.

Gandolfini will plays a pol under incredible pressure to end a crisis when a packed subway car is ransomed by a criminal (Travolta) and his gang.

Post-“The Sopranos,” Gandolfini shot the Spike Jonze-directed “Where the Wild Things Are,” and his Attaboy Films banner is producing an untitled drama that casts him as author Ernest Hemingway for director Philip Kaufman.

James Gandolfini as the mayor of anything is a stretch, but then again, so are most of John Travolta’s villainous turns, so eh.

James Gandolfini in The Taking of Pelham Remake