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Gandolfini joins Washington in ‘Pelham’

Posted by: Ted Mann - Posted in Denzel Washington, James Gandolfini, Mount Vernon, Pelham, Scarsdale, Steve Tisch, The Taking of Pelham 123 on Mar 25, 2008

From mobster to mayor of New York. According to TV Guide, James Gandolfini is joining the cast of the remake of the action classic “The Taking of Pelham 123.”

In case you never saw the original, it’s about a thug (to be played by John Travolta in the update) who takes a subway car hostage and holds it for ransom. Gandolfini will play the role of NYC mayor facing the crisis.

gandolfini.jpgAnd while all of this (including the intentionally misleading title of this post) has nothing to do with the Westchester village of Pelham, we still have more than a few reasons to mention it on this here suburban celebrity blog. Among them: Mount Vernon native Denzel Washington will be taking on the role of subway security chief Zachary “Z” Garber, played by Walter Matthau in the original. And that’s not all! Former Scarsdale resident (and current NY Giants owner) Steve Tisch is also reportedly producing the flick. See, local connections galore.

Thanks to F.O.S. Amy Vernon for the tip.

“James Gandolfini to star in The Taking of Pelham 123” [TVGuide]

(AP Photo/Evan Agostini)

 
 
 
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