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William Ludwig on Playing The Young Tony Soprano in The Many Saints of Newark [Exclusive Interview]

The Many Saints of Newark with William Ludwig
The Many Saints of Newark with William Ludwig
The Many Saints of Newark with William Ludwig

After fourteen years since The Sopranos last aired on television, Tony Soprano is back on the big screen in the movie The Many Saints of Newark. With James Gandolfini’s death in 2013, the film takes a different route to tell the story of the younger years of Tony Soprano before he became that notorious mob boss. Young actor William Ludwig plays the youngest version of Tony Soprano in the film.

Here’s the official synopsis of The Many Saints of Newark:

Young Anthony Soprano is growing up in one of the most tumultuous eras in Newark’s history, becoming a man just as rival gangsters begin to rise up and challenge the all-powerful DiMeo crime family’s hold over the increasingly race-torn city. Caught up in the changing times is the uncle he idolizes, Dickie Motisanti, who struggles to manage both his professional and personal responsibilities—and whose influence over his nephew will help make the impressionable teenager into the all-powerful mob boss we’ll later come to know: Tony Soprano.

The film stars Alessandro Nivola, Leslie Odom Jr., Jon Bernthal, Corey Stoll, Michael Gandolfini, Billy Magnussen, Michela De Rossi, John Magaro, Ray Liotta, and Vera Farmiga. Alan Taylor directed the movie.

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LRM Online’s Gig Patta spoke with actor William Ludwig on his role as the young Tony Soprano in the film.

In 2018, William Ludwig made his screen debut with the short films Bake Sale and Kids on Patrol. He later had guest appearances in the television series Just Roll with It and Side Hustle.

The Many Saints of Newark is available this Friday, October 1st, in theaters and on HBO Max. The movie streams on the ad-free plan in the United States for 31 days from its theatrical release.

Watch the exclusive interview with William Ludwig below. Let us know what you think of it.

Source: LRM Online Exclusive, HBO Max

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