The Sopranos, a series that is arguably responsible for the wonderful age of television we all are lucky enough to experience has a prequel film due out this year. The series showed how unlikable people, could be likable characters. It’s been a decade since the controversial ending to the series, but fans will be getting more Sopranos content soon, as The Many Saints of Newark, a prequel film is in the works.
The film is set to focus on the Newark riots of the 1970s, and the related racial tensions in the area. David Chase series creator recently spoke with Deadline and confirmed that a young Tony Soprano will play a part in the film.
“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.”
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Chase doesn’t specify how big of a part Tony will play, but the casting on this will be interesting, considering how iconic James Gandolfini made the role. Chase refrained from returning to the mob world for some time, perhaps not to tarnish the series that made HBO a major player in original content, however his interest in the city of Newark birthed this prequel film. The Many Saints of Newark is set to begin production this year, with casting currently underway.
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