James Gandolfini is in talks to join the cast of Animal Rescue, according to Variety, which is one of the two movies Tom Hardy and Noomi Rapace are planning to make together this year. Michael R. Roskam (Bullhead) is set to direct.
The movie is based on Dennis Lehane short story about a Boston bartender who desperately attempting to free himself from his past criminal life. After he rescues a pit bull from a garbage can, He gets caught up in a heist gone wrong and a murder revolving around Mafia-controlled bar where he works. No details were given regarding the character Gondolfini will play if he does sign on.
Dennis Lehane also wrote the screenplay, which should go into production sometime this year.