Fourteen years after the divisive series finale. Sopranos new content has arrived.
The first trailer for The Many Saints of Newark, the series’ prequel, which is largely considered cable TV standard. reveal tony A young soprano played by Michael. son of james Gandolfini the deceased which is developing into a strong mob leader of The future against the backdrop of the 1967 race riots in Newark, New Jersey.
A first look at New Line Cinema and Warner Bros, produced by series creator David Chase and directed by Alan Taylor, finds young Tony struggling in school. (not surprisingly for his mother, played by Vera Farmiga), but thrives under Wings of his beloved uncle Dickie Moltisanti (Alessandro Nivola).
The film shows Young Tony “growing up in one of the most chaotic eras in Newark history, becoming a man as rival gangsters rise up and challenge the DiMeo crime family dominating the competitive city. together more” according to the official conclusion. “In a changing era was his esteemed uncle, Dicky Maltisanti, who struggled to manage both his professional and personal responsibilities. and who had influence over his impressive grandson. It will help make teenagers the leader of a powerful group that we will do later. Let’s find out.”
The trailer also shows a stacked cast including Hamilton’s Leslie Odom Jr, Jon Bernthal, Corey Stoll, Billy Magnussen, John Magaro, Michela De Rossi and Goodfellas star Ray Liotta.
according to the style of the soprano The trailer hints at a variety of violence. From guns to punches to what appears to be a saw as well as racial tensions between black and white gangs in Newark. The 1967 riots killed 26 people and wounded more than 700 others over four days as one of 159 riots in the “Long Hot Summer of 1967” race during America’s tensions.
Chase, who told Deadline in February 2019 that he was “already against the movie for a very long time. And I’m still very worried about it,” said he was interested in exploring Tony’s childhood amid racial tensions that erupted during his own youth in New Jersey “I was living in the suburbs of New Jersey at the time. And my girlfriend works in downtown Newark,” he said. “I’m just interested in all the Newark riots. I started thinking about those events and the organized crime. And I’m interested in combining these two elements.”
“It shows when it’s good,” Chase told Deadline. “The Mafia was very refined back then. How to dress and what to do. Those traditions are more loosely followed in the series. Those days weren’t people who wore warm-up clothes.”
Michael Gandolfini, who was 14 when his father died of a heart attack in 2013 while on vacation in Rome, told Vanity Fair earlier this year that the film was “a film of a lifetime.” “The origin story through the eyes of Christopher Tony Soprano’s father Dickie Moltisanti as we know it has a beautiful hole underneath and a rough exterior. But if we turn that side around and you see a creative, hopeful, kind and curious kid shrinking down and becoming what he has to be.”
In preparation for stepping into his father’s legendary shoes, the 22-year-old actor who had never seen the Sopranos role watched all six seasons in six weeks and listened to his father’s monologue for hours. “I have put my faith without saying this that David [Chase] Won’t throw me if there’s even a crumb where this won’t work,” he told Vanity Fair.
Originally scheduled to hit theaters in September 2020, the pandemic-delayed film will hit theaters in the United States on October 1 and be available to stream on HBO Max for 31 days thereafter. UK date to be confirmed