The Sopranos Prequel Movie Has a Title — and a Release Date!
The Sopranos movie will be called The Many Saints of Newark and is set to come out in Sept. 2020
Sopranos fans are one step closer to seeing their favorite characters on the big screen.
New Line has announced the title and release date for the upcoming prequel movie: the film, titled The Many Saints of Newark, will hit theaters on Sept. 25, 2020, according to Deadline. The title is named after the capital city where the show was set.
The prequel, which will feature younger versions of the beloved characters, is set in the 1960s in Newark when the riots between Italian-Americans and African-Americans were at an all-time high.
Alesandro Nivola, Vera Farmiga, Ray Liotta, Jon Bernthal, Corey Stoll, Billy Magnussen, John Magaro and Michael Gandolfini are starring in the film. Michael is son to James Gandolfini and will play his dad’s iconic character, Tony Soprano, in his younger years.
The Sopranos series creator David Chase is co-writing the screenplay, with Alan Taylor (Thor: The Dark World) signed on to direct.
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The Sopranos followed the life of Tony Soprano, a New Jersey mob boss as he dealt with personal and professional issues in his home and business. It ran for six seasons before ending in 2007.
The role scored James one Golden Globe Award, three SAG awards and three Emmys. He died of a heart attack in 2013 at the age of 51.
“It’s a profound honor to continue my dad’s legacy while stepping into the shoes of a young Tony Soprano,” Michael said in a statement obtained by Variety and Deadline after his casting was announced.
“I’m thrilled that I am going to have the opportunity to work with David Chase and the incredible company of talent he has assembled,” Michael added of the series creator.