Who is playing the main role? The many saints of Newarkand when will it be released? The highly anticipated 2021 film, directed by Alan Taylor, is a prequel to David Chase’s HBO series The Sopranos. The action takes place in the 1960s and follows the life experience of the young Tony Soprano, who was originally portrayed by the late James Gandolfini.

New Line Cinema gave The Many Saints of Newark the green light in March 2018, 11 years after the cryptic series finale of The Sopranos. From 1999 to 2007, the HBO series examined the dynamics of Tony Sopranos’ personal and professional life, particularly his ongoing conversations with therapist Jennifer Melfi (Lorraine Bracco). The seventh and final season heavily deconstructs Tony’s mindset and ends with a black cut that will forever spark debates about the fate of Gandolfini’s character. The long-running series spawned books, a video game, lots of theories, merchandise, and retrospectives.

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Chase co-wrote The Many Saints of Newark with Lawrence Konner, and the film is believed to explain the origins of Tony’s deep-seated fears. Several of the original HBO characters have been confirmed for the prequel film The Sopranos, with Michael Gandolfini starring as the younger version of his father’s character. Here’s everything we know about The Many Saints of Newark.

The Many Saints Of Newark release date

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The Many Saints of Newark will premiere on September 24, 2021. The film originally received a release date of September 25, 2020 but has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Many Saints of Newark will be in theaters and will also appear on HBO Max for the first month after its premiere.

The Many Saints of Newark Cast & Sopranos Characters

Michael Gandolfini as a young Tony Soprano in Many Saints of Newark

The Many Saints of Newark plays Michael Gandolfini as Tony Soprano – the character his late father portrayed on the HBO series. Gandolfini is best known for his roles as Joey Dwyer in The Deuce and Cousin Joe in Cherry 2021. Several other characters from The Sopranos will appear in The Many Saints of Newark, including Junior Soprano (Corey Stoll), Johnny Boy Soprano (Jon Bernthal), Paulie “Walnuts” Gualtieri (Billy Magnussen), Silvio Dante (John Magaro) and Livia soprano (Vera Farmiga). Alessandro Nivola also has a supporting role as Dickie Moltisanti, the father of Sopranos antihero Christopher Moltisanti. The cast of the Many Saints of Newark also includes Leslie Odom Jr. (Hamilton), Ray Liotta (Goodfellas) and Joey Diaz (The Longest Yard).

The Many Saints of Newark Story Details

Joseph Siravo as Johnny Soprano and Dominic Chianese as Junior Soprano in The Sopranos

The Many Saints of Newark focuses on Tony Soprano’s younger years. Against a dramatic backdrop, the film examines the conflict between the DiMeo criminal family and local rivals and ties in with the 1967 race riots in Newark, New Jersey. Based on the information available, The Many Saints of Newark will reveal why Tony Soprano got involved in organized crime and how his experiences affect the plot in The Sopranos.

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Trailer for Newarkark’s Many Saints

Many Saints of Newark First footage shows the young Tony Soprano

HBO has not released an official trailer for The Many Saints of Newark. In January 2021, an HBO Max teaser clip showed Antonio “Tony” Soprano in a physical altercation with another character. A complete trailer for The many saints of Newark is expected to be released in early summer 2021.

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