The first new Sopranos episode has been released in 14 years. The trailer for the long-awaited prequel film The Many Saints of Newark. Michael Gandolfini plays Tony Soprano, an eerie youthful version of the legendary character played by the actor’s late father James Gandolfini, in the film. Watch the trailer below
Alessandro Nivola plays Christopher Moltisanti’s father, Jon Bernthal plays Giovanni “Johnny Boy” Soprano, Corey Stoll plays Junior Soprano, Vera Farmiga plays Tony’s mother Livia Soprano, Billy Magnussen plays Paulie “Walnuts” Gualtieri, John Magaro plays Silvio Dante, and Leslie Odom Jr., Michaela De Rossi, and Ray Liotta play unspecified
The film is set in 1967 and is produced by New Line Cinema and Warner Bros. Pictures. The revised description is as follows: “Young Anthony Soprano is growing up in one of Newark’s most turbulent periods, maturing into a man just as rival gangsters begin to threaten the all-powerful DiMeo criminal family’s grip on the increasingly racially divided city. Dickie Moltisanti, his idolized uncle, is caught up in the changing times, struggling to balance his business and personal obligations — and whose influence over his impressionable nephew would help shape the youngster into the all-powerful mafia leader we’ll eventually come to know as Tony Soprano.”
The trailer’s theme is “legends aren’t born, they’re formed,” and it’s probably more action-packed and intense than fans were anticipating, considering the contemplative tone of the last two Sopranos seasons. The film was written by David Chase and Lawrence Konner, the creators of The Sopranos. Alan Taylor, a veteran of the Sopranos, directed the film. The Sopranos premiered on HBO in 1999, ushered in a new age of prestige drama television, and endured for six seasons until ending with an iconic (and ostensibly deadly) fade to black.
The Many Saints of Newark will be released in cinemas on October 1 and will be available on HBO Max for a period of 31 days after its theatrical release.
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