‘The Sopranos’ prequel ‘Newark’ sets a 2020 release date

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Sopranos fans are one step closer to seeing their favorite characters on the big screen.

Gandolfini was announced in January to play his late father's beloved mobster character Tony Soprano in a new prequel, which, according to Deadline, has been given the new title The Many Saints of Newark, and a September 25, 2020 release. The title is named after the capital city where the show was set. The cast includes Alessandro Nivola, Vera Farmiga, Ray Liotta, Jon Bernthal, Corey Stoll, Billy Magnussen, John Magaro, and Michael Gandolfini.

Nivola is playing Moltisanti, and Gandolfini, the son of the late "Sopranos" star James Gandolfini, will star as a young Tony Soprano in the film.

As for the plot, the film is set in the 1960s during the Newark riots, five days of violence that saw members of the African-American and Italian communities clashing with local police.

The young actor was smiling while sitting in the booth, with a sign visible that reads, 'This booth is reserved for the Soprano family'. It ran for six seasons before ending in 2007. He died of a heart attack in 2013 at the age of 51. Find out everything you need to know about the series about young Tony Soprano here.

"The movie will deal with the tensions between the blacks and whites at the time, and Tony Soprano will be part of this, but as a kid", said David Chase (writer) in a previous interview.

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