‘Sopranos’ Release Date and Official Title Announced
We've been hearing about a 'Sopranos' prequel for quite some time. Today we got some major info.
Deadline is reporting that the title of the flick will be called "Newark," and it will hit theaters September 25, 2020.
The movie will be centered around Tony Soprano's childhood in the 1960s when the Newark riots were at their peak. James Gandolfini's actual son, Michael will play a young Tony Soprano in the movie. Deadline says that many actors were considered for the role of young Tony, but Michael Gandolfini's obvious resemblance to his father and ability to replicate James Gandolfini's mannerisms landed him the role.
We'll also get the story behind Tony Soprano's mentor, and Christopher Moltisanti's father "Dickey." He will be played by Alessandro Nivola.
Union Township's own Ray Liotta is set to be a part of the movie. His exact role is still unknown.
'Sopranos' creator David Chase reportedly co-wrote this film, so it's fairly likely to mirror elements of the HBO series that audiences came to love.