Role Call: Who Got Hired in Hollywood?

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Robert De Niro

March 25, 2014

HBO has selected Robert De Niro to succeed the late James Gandolfini in the miniseries Criminal Justice, according to Deadline.

The former Sopranos actor appeared in the pilot, which he co-produced as well, as an attorney who is overwhelmed when he undertakes the case of a man who is accused of murdering a girl.

Gandolfini was preparing to begin shooting the miniseries when he returned from Rome, where he died suddenly at the age of 51 this summer.

Deadline reports that De Niro was the producers' only target to honor Gandolfini's memory in Criminal Justice.

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