The household returns! After greater than a decade, the extremely anticipated Sopranos film is lastly headed to the massive display.
Announced in 2018, The Many Saints of Newark just isn’t a continuation or a reboot of The Sopranos, which ran on HBO from 1999 to 2007. Instead, it’s a prequel that can comply with a younger Tony Soprano as he grows up in Newark, New Jersey, throughout the Nineteen Sixties and Seventies.
Sopranos creator David Chase, nonetheless, has made it clear that movie isn’t solely about Tony, who was performed by the late James Gandolfini within the unique sequence.
“The studio has made a lot about the fact that this is a Tony Soprano origin story. It wasn’t written that way. There is some of that in it,” he advised Rolling Stone in August 2021. “The movie was not set up as a Tony Soprano origin story. It was a story about Dickie Moltisanti and it still is. It’s a gangster movie. It’s about gangsters in the late ‘60s, early ‘70s in New Jersey — both Black and white.”
Sopranos followers will recall that Dickie Moltisanti (performed by Alessandro Nivola within the film) was the daddy of Christopher Moltisanti (Michael Imperioli). He by no means appeared within the sequence, although, as a result of the character died earlier than the occasions of the present came about. Dickie’s dying was one of the explanations Tony took Christopher — who he referred to as his “nephew” — below his wing.
Though the film doesn’t embrace any actors from the present, it does characteristic youthful variations of the characters followers knew and cherished, together with Silvio Dante, Paulie “Walnuts” Gualtieri and Corrado “Junior” Soprano.
John Magaro, who’s enjoying Silvio, was thrilled to take part within the film, however he admitted that he was barely frightened about taking over a task that was already performed so effectively by Steven Van Zandt within the present.
“I was a huge and still am a huge Sopranos fan; I had the poster on my wall in high school, and I watched it every Sunday night,” he advised NME in June. “I will say that for those of us who had to play characters who were already established, that was a huge weight on our shoulders. We know how much those characters mean to people. I think everyone who plays those characters really does a service, and I hope the fans don’t feel let down by that.”
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