Details about the Sopranos prequel, The Many Saints of Newark is top secret information.  Here’s what we know so far…Alessandro Nivola will be playing Dickie Moltisanti (Moltisanti meaning “many saints” in Italian), who is the central character in the film.  Sopranos creator, David Chase is writing the script which was inspired by his childhood growing up in the suburbs of New Jersey during the 1967 Newark race riots, the set time period for the movie.  In an interview with Deadline, Chase explains his girlfriend worked in downtown Newark at the time of the 1960’s riots and was interested in exploring the culture amidst the riots between the city’s African American and Italian communities.  A young Tony Soprano will be featured in the storyline; 8 years old to be exact.  New Line/Warner Bros. are backing the organized crime flick, which will be directed by Alan Taylor, who also directed nine episodes of the Sopranos in addition to “Thor: The Dark World” and “Terminator Genisys.”  Casting is currently taking place and filming could start as early as April.  Now, who do I see about casting?  They’re going to need extras, right?  Click HERE to access the complete Deadline interview.

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