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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Sopranos stars reunite for children's mob drama on Nickelodeon

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Four members of the brilliant mafia drama The Sopranos are reuniting for a children's television movie.
The film, Nicky Deuce, will be shown on Nickelodeon next year. It will star Michael Imperioli (Christopher Moltisanti), Steve R Schirripa (Bobby 'Bacala' Baccalieri), Tony Sirico (Paulie 'Walnuts' Gualtieri) and Vincent Curatola (Johnny Sack) and it is the first time they have performed together since The Sopranos ended five years ago.
Nicky Deuce is based on the children's books by Schirripa and Charles Fleming which tell the story of an affluent suburban kid who is sent to stay with his Italian relatives in Brooklyn, and becomes convinced they are secretly mobsters. Nicky Deuce: Welcome to the Family, was published to acclaim in November 2005 and was followed in November 2006 by Nicky Deuce: Home for the Holidays. Schirripa and Fleming (a professional writer) were also the co-authors of the bestsellers A Goomba’s Guide to Life and its sequel, The Goomba Book of Love.
The movie has started production in Montreal and the cast includes veteran actress Rita Moreno and Cristine Prosperi of Degrassi: The Next Generation. Noah Munck (iCarly’s) plays the teenager staying with his uncle (Schirripa) in Brooklyn for the summer. Majorie Cohn, Nickelodeon's president of original programming and development, said: "Nicky Deuce is a comedic coming-of-age story that is uniquely Nickelodeon and having the Sopranos actors adds a level of authenticity and fun.”



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