James Caan’s legacy will still stand strong.
The Godfather graduate died Wednesday at the age of 82 but finished his last film, Fast Charlie, shortly before his death.
The Screen Media-led project is scheduled for a posthumous release in 2023 and production on the film is already complete, a Screen Media representative told The Wrap.
Gotham star Morena Baccarin and Pierce Brosnan also star in the Phillip Noyce-directed flick Fast Charlie, an adaptation of Victor Gischler’s 2001 novel Gun Monkeys.
According to the outlet, the full synopsis reads: “Charlie Swift (Brosnan) has worked for his aging mob boss Stan (Caan) for 20 years, and is adept at being a prolific fixer and efficient hitman. When a rival boss tries to eliminate Stan and his entire team, he fails to clean up the team. Now on his own, Charlie will stop at nothing to avenge his friend and has no intention of letting anyone live.”
Baccarin will play Marcie, the ex-wife of a gangster Charlie previously killed. She forms an unlikely friendship with Charlie when he plots revenge against a rival mafia boss.
News of the “Eleven” star’s death was announced via his Twitter account yesterday, but the cause of death was not given.
“It is with great sadness that we inform you of the death of Jimmy on the evening of July 6th. The family appreciates the love and heartfelt condolences and asks that you continue to respect their privacy at this difficult time,” the statement said account read.
Several stars sent their condolences to the “Misery” actor on Thursday. Francis Ford Coppola – who directed the iconic 1972 mob family drama The Godfather – told The Post, “Jimmy was someone who spanned longer and more closely through my life than any movie character I’ve ever known.”
The filmmaker continued, “Since my previous collaboration on ‘The Rain People’ and all the milestones in my life, his films and the many great roles he has played will never be forgotten. He will always be my old friend from Sunnyside, my co-worker and one of the funniest people I’ve ever known.”
Robert De Niro, who starred in 1974’s The Godfather Part II, said, “I am very, very saddened to hear of Jimmy’s death.”
“I am heartbroken to hear of Jimmy’s death. Shocked. No words. Thank you Jimmy I love you, your ‘Kat’.” tweeted Kathy Bateswho starred alongside Caan in Misery.
“I’m so sorry to hear the news. I loved working with him. And the only Jew I knew who could rope with the best of them. Love to the family,” director Rob Reiner said.
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