Warner Bros and New Line on Tuesday released the official trailer for The Many Saints of Newark, the prequel to HBO’s iconic mob drama The Sopranos. The studio just shifted the release date from September to October 1, 2021.
Alan Taylor directed the pic, which was produced and co-written by series creator David Chase.
The film, set in the era of the Newark riots in the 1960s, focuses on Dickie Moltisanti (Nivola), the father of Michael Imperioli’s original-series Christopher Moltisanti and a mentor to young Tony (Michael Gandolfini) as his own father, Johnny Boy, was grooming his son on a pathway to organized crime prominence.
Gandolfini is the son of the late Sopranos star James Gandolfini and is kicks off the trailer – along with a voice-over of his dad’s Tony Soprano.
Billy Magnussen is Paulie Walnuts, Corey Stoll is Junior Soprano and John Magaro is Silvio Dante. The cast also includes Leslie Odom Jr., Jon Bernthal, Michela De Rossi, John Magaro, Ray Liotta and Vera Farmiga.
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Chase wrote the feature with Lawrence Konner, and both are producing with Nicole Lambert. Marcus Viscidi is executive producer.
The Sopranos ran six seasons from 1999-2007 and won 21 Primetime Emmys, five Golden Globes and Peabody Awards for its first two seasons.
Check out the trailer above.
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