Warner Bros. Dates SOPRANOS Prequel For Fall 2020
Warner Bros. has announced that New Line's Sopranos prequel, Newark, will open on September 25, 2020, according to Deadline.
The film, which was original titled The Many Saints of Newark, stars Alesandro Nivola, Vera Farmiga, Ray Liotta, Jon Bernthal, Corey Stoll, Billy Magnussen, John Magaro, and Michael Gandolfini.
Michael Gandolfini will play the younger role his late father James Gandolfini made famous in the HBO series: New Jersey KINGPIN Tony Soprano. Nivola will play young Dickie Moltisanti, the late father of Christopher Moltisanti (played by Michael Imperioli) and cousin of Carmela Soprano. Dickie did not appear on the HBO series, and was killed before the story's timeline. His legend hangs large as a pivotal member as someone who transformed THE FAMILY into one to be reckoned with in the Tri-State area.
Though many of the details are being kept under wraps, it is known that some of the beloved characters from The Sopranos will appear in the film. Newark is set in the era of the Newark riots in the '60s, when African Americans and Italian Americans in the city were at each other's throats. That clash became lethal when it spread to gangsters of each group.
The film is directed by Alan Taylor, with Sopranos series creator David Chase is co-producing and writing with Lawrence Konner.
The Sopranos ran six seasons and won 21 Primetime Emmys, five Golden Globes and Peabody Awards.
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