- Category: Coming Soon
- Published: Tuesday, 29 June 2021 11:04
Tony Soprano's origin story comes to the big screen in THE MANY SAINTS OF NEWARK, and Warner Bros. has released the first look trailer, images, and movie poster for The Sopranos prequel.
The late James Gandolfini's son Michael Gandolfini steps into his father's shoes to play the beloved mobster boss from the iconic television series created by David Chase. The ensemble cast includes Alessandro Nivola, Jon Bernthal, Corey Stoll, Billy Magnussen, Ray Liotta, and Vera Farmiga with a jarring look thanks to a prosthetic nose to play Tony's mom Livia Soprano (played Nancy Marchand in series).
Set in Newark, Tony Soprano was meant for greater things as a highly intelligent person, but life in Newark with a gangster uncle led him to the criminal underworld, so the story goes in the first look at the Tony Soprano origin story.
The Sopranos” creator David Chase returns as the producer of the movie with Alan Taylor (THOR: DARK WORLD, Game of Thrones) directing. THE MANY SAINTS OF NEWARK will have a theatrical release on October 1, and on HBO Max (for 31 days).
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SYNOPSIS: Young Anthony Soprano is growing up in one of the most tumultuous eras in Newark’s history, becoming a man just as rival gangsters begin to rise up and challenge the all-powerful DiMeo crime family’s hold over the increasingly race-torn city. Caught up in the changing times is the uncle he idolizes, Dickie Moltisanti, who struggles to manage both his professional and personal responsibilities—and whose influence over his impressionable nephew will help make the teenager into the all-powerful mob boss we’ll later come to know: Tony Soprano.
DYNAMIC FILMMAKING TEAM:
Writer/Producer and creator of The Sopranos, David Chase, teams up with Director Alan Taylor bringing with them the legacy of the groundbreaking television show and enhancing the history of the story for the big screen.
With Alessandro Nivola as Richard "Dickie" Moltisanti, and Michael Gandolfini stepping into his father’s iconic role of Tony Soprano, they are bolstered by a long list of powerhouse actors rounding out the film’s global cast: Leslie Odom Jr., Jon Bernthal, Corey Stoll, Billy Magnussen, John Magaro, Italian discovery Michela De Rossi, Ray Liotta, and Vera Farmiga.
This is the intriguing story of Tony Soprano’s early years, explored through his relationship with his mobster uncle, Dickie Moltisanti -- a man who would steer Tony toward the underworld life, despite his best intentions to the contrary.
FAMILY CRIME EPIC:
Fans of The Sopranos will love re-visiting some of their favorite characters on the big screen, but The Many Saints of Newark is a gangster epic for all audiences - whether you are familiar with the series or not.