Actress Edie Falco paid tribute to the late actor James Gandolfini in the 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, held at Nokia Theatre LA Live , Los Angeles ( California , USA ) , on 22 September 2013 local time .
Robert De Niro will replace James Gandolfini in the TV series Criminal Justice , as announced by HBO . Gandolfini , famous for its series The Sopranos , died in June 2013 at the age of 51 years due to a heart attack .
He had starred in episodes of Criminal Justice trial before he died , but it would be referred to as one of the executive producers . The series was composed by Gandolfini based director Peter Moffat series , produced by the BBC in 2008 .
His role as a New York lawyer , Jack Strone , will be replaced by veteran player Robert De Niro .
” Options” Gandolfini
In this series , Jack Strone handles the case of a Pakistani national – who played British star , Riz ahme – accused of killing a woman in New York .
The future of this series was not clear , but the production team wanted to forward it to the memory of Gandolfini , who is very passionate and dedicated to the project . HBO initially refused episodes instance in February 2013 , but then support it as a mini- series .
Deadline Hollywood site editor , Nellie Andreeva , reported that HBO wants the actor is expected to be an option Gandolfini to play the role . ” I heard the list contains only one name , Robert De Niro , who responded and joined , ” Andreeva added .
Still not certain when the mini-series along a total of seven hours will air , but its production is expected to start in March next year .