Drop, The: James Gandolfini’s Final Film

The late James Gandolfini’s final film, “The Drop,” opened on September 12, 2014.

Gandolfini plays a bar owner (in the last movie he filmed before his tragic death) whose mob-controlled Brooklyn dive, which serves as a money-laundering “drop” for the neighborhood gangsters, is robbed.

Based on Dennis Lehana’s short story “Animal Rescue,” the gritty crime drama is directed by Michaël R. Roskam and stars Tom Hardy as Gandolfini’s cousin, an ex-con-turned-bartender, and Noomi Rapace.

Chernin Entertainment produced “The Drop,” which premiered at the Toronto Film Fest  last weekend.

The crime thriller had a solid fourth-place finish and is en route for $5 million this weekend.