James Gandolfini to Star in HBO Film About Robert Egan

News   James Gandolfini to Star in HBO Film About Robert Egan
Emmy Award winner and Tony nominee James Gandolfini will star in an upcoming film for HBO, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The film, based on Robert Egan and Kurt Pitzer's book "Eating With the Enemy: How I Waged Peace with North Korea From My BBQ Shack in Hackensack," will cast Gandolfini as Egan, who owned a barbecue restaurant in Hackensack and served as a liaison between the United States and North Korea.

Gandolfini will co-executive produce the project through his Attaboy Productions and Tribeca Productions.

A three-time Emmy Award winner for his work on "The Sopranos" and a Tony Award nominee for God of Carnage, he has also appeared on Broadway in On the Waterfront and A Streetcar Named Desire. Additional screen credits include "Welcome to the Rileys," "Where the Wild Things Are," "The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3," "Romance & Cigarettes," "The Man Who Wasn't There," "8 MM" and "12 Angry Men."

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