HBO sayswill step into a project that was thrown into question by the death of James Gandolfini.
The network said Wednesday that De Niro is taking on the role of a New York City attorney handling a murder case in the miniseries "Criminal Justice."
Gandolfini had played the attorney in. The star of "The Sopranos" after suffering a . Edie Falco, who played his wife, Carmela, on "The Sopranos," paid tribute to Gandolfini during a segment at last Sunday's .
"Criminal Justice" was one of Gandolfini's last projects. He starred in the comedy critical acclaim. Another one of his final projects, "Animal Rescue," opens in 2014.which is now in theaters and received strong
An air date for "Criminal Justice" hasn't been announced.