From waste management to hoops!
James Gandolfini will follow up his role as fictitious mobster Tony Soprano by playing real-life corporate sports scout Sonny Vaccaro in an HBO film.
The movie, called “ABCD Camp,” is a drama about the youth basketball camp established by Vaccaro, who’s also known as the man who got Michael Jordan to sign the first million-dollar shoe deal at Nike.
HBO spokeswoman Angela Tarantino confirmed the project — first reported by Variety — is in development with HBO Films.
The Vaccarro film won’t be Gandolfini’s first appearance on HBO after concluding his eight-year run on “The Sopranos” in June. As executive producer of “Alive Day Memories: Home from Iraq,” he interviews U.S. veterans from the Iraq war in this documentary, which premieres Sept. 9.