Hollywood was jolted yesterday with the tragic news of James Gandolfini’s sudden passing. Gandolfini, 51, was vacationing in Italy when he died of a massive heart attack in Rome. Gandalfini had a soft spot for animals, especially Pit Bulls. It’s unknown if it was coincidence or compassion that brought Gandolfini to sign on for his latest film “Animal Rescue”. According to IMDB, “Animal Rescue” is a crime-drama centered around a lost Pit Bull, a wannabe scam artist, and a killing. The film will very likely bring much needed attention to Pit Bulls and shine a light upon the discrimination BSL laws place on the breed. The film will also showcase to the world just how misunderstood the breed is and what amazing, loving, loyal dogs they are. Tom Hardy also stars in the film and he was recently snapped on set cuddling with the adorable Pit Bill. Gandolfini is survived by his wife, baby daughter and teenage son from a previous marriage.