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James Gandolfini 'didn't have a lot of confidence' acting in 'Enough Said,' says director

James Gandolfini took on his first ever romantic comedy in the months before his tragic death on June 19 — and it didn’t come as naturally to the Sopranos star as his numerous tough-guy roles.

In Nicole Holofcener’s Enough Said, Gandolfini plays Albert, a divorcee who falls for Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ Eve, a divorced masseuse who’s facing an empty nest as her daughter prepares to leave for college. Eve loves Albert, but when she finds out that he’s the ex-husband of her friend/client, Marianne (Catherin Keener), she begins to question their relationship.

Louis-Dreyfus, who was cast first, loved the idea of working with Gandolfini. “When I brought up the idea of Jim, she was like, ‘Hell yeah! He’s sexy,’ says Holofcener. Unsurprisingly, the Veep actress felt more comfortable with the comedic stylings of Enough Said than Gandolfini. “Julia’s just a hilarious person,” says the director, who remembers a moment on set when she and Dreyfus simply could stop laughing. “We’re doubled over, and Jim is standing there like, ‘Oh my god, I think I signed up to be in a chick flick.’” READ FULL STORY

James Gandolfini's 'Enough Said' gets a release date

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Enough Said, one of James Gandolfini’s last unreleased films, will arrive in limited release Sept. 20, Fox Searchlight announced Thursday.

Directed by Nicole Holofcener, the romantic dramedy was somewhat of a departure for Gandolfini, who plays a leading man and the main love interest. In the movie, Eva (Julia Louis-Dreyfus), a sad, divorced woman, befriends Marianne (Catherine Keener), an empowered woman in a similar situation. Inspired by Marianne’s zest and confidence, Eva decides to take a little bit of control over her own life and happiness and date Albert (Gandolfini). But as luck would have it, Albert turns out to be Marianne’s ex-husband.

At the time of his death, Gandolfini had also wrapped the Brooklyn-set mob drama Animal Rescue for director Michael Roskam with Tom Hardy. Animal Rescue, also a Fox Searchlight picture, will be released sometime in 2014.

James Gandolfini's upcoming film projects included an indie romantic comedy and a crime thriller

Few actors can inhabit a character like James Gandolfini. No matter the size of his role, Gandolfini could elevate a scene and the performances of those around him. There were always going to be projects that yearned for his presence.

But when the Emmy-winning star of The Sopranos died unexpectedly Wednesday at age 51, he did leave behind at least two completed performances: Enough Said, a romantic dramedy by director Nicole Holofcener and the Brooklyn-based crime thriller Animal Rescue.

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Casting Net: Jennifer Lawrence may go to 'Ends of the Earth.' Plus: Mickey Rourke, Kevin Costner, and a 'Catching Fire' baddie

• Speaking of Lawrence, Patrick St. Esprit (Sons of Anarchy) will join her in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, playing the small supporting role of Romulus Thread, the ruthless new head Peacekeeper for District 12. Francis Lawrence (I Am Legend) is directing. [Variety]

• Mickey Rourke is negotiating to star opposite Gerard Butler in Motor City, a drama about a man seeking retribution against the person whose double cross landed him in jail. (Albert Hughes is directing.) If that isn’t hard-scrabble noir enough for you, Rourke is also aiming to reprise his role of Marv in Sin City 2, even though the character was electrocuted in Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller‘s first film. [Deadline]

• Next up on the ’80s star double-feature circuit, Kevin Costner has been offered the role of the mentor to Jack Ryan (Chris Pine) in the upcoming prequel/reboot of the Tom Clancy/CIA analyst franchise. (Kenneth Branagh is directing and starring as the main villain.) Costner has also been offered the lead in Three Days to Kill, about an assassin with a fatal illness going off on one last job in France, to be produced by Luc Besson‘s EuropaCorp, the same company behind the Taken films. Neither deal is close to done, however. [Deadline]

• Joe Manganiello (Magic Mike) is in talks to join the growing cast of Breacher, about 10 crooked DEA agents who begin dying one by one after they use an official operation to mask a robbery. Arnold SchwarzeneggerSam WorthingtonTerrence Howard, and Dawn Olivieri (House of Lies) will costar. David Ayer (Harsh Times) is directing. [THR]

• Catherine Keener and Toni Collette have signed up for the new, untitled comedy from writer-director Nicole Holofcener (Please GiveFriends with Money). Keener will star as a new friend to a divorcée Julia Louis-Dreyfuss, who ends up falling for Keener’s ex-husband (James Gandolfini). Collette will play Keener’s therapist, who is also Louis-Dreyfuss’ friend. Got all that? [Variety]

• Lindsay Lohan is in talks for an unspecified role in Scary Movie 5, to be directed by Malcolm D. Lee (Soul Men). Yeah, that seems about right. [E! Online]

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