The “saints” are not marching in yet.
After the highly anticipated “The Many Saints of Newark” was postponed due to COVID-19 concerns, it will finally open in theaters and on HBO Max on September 24, 2021 – almost a year after its originally scheduled release date.
The prequel “The Sopranos,” produced by New Line Cinemas and published by Warner Bros., was originally scheduled to hit theaters and streaming services in September 2020, Variety reported.
The Mafia movie, made by David Chase, was later postponed for this spring due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Dubbed the origin story of HBO’s iconic mob drama – which ran from 1999 to 2007 – The Many Saints of Newark follows the DiMeo crime family as they vied with rival factions on the riot-ravaged streets of Newark, New Jersey of the 1960s .
Young Tony Soprano is appropriately portrayed by Michael Gandolfini, the son of the late James Gandolfini who played the adult soprano on the legendary HBO series. The 21-year-old actor announced last year that he hadn’t seen his father’s iconic show until he was cast in the prequel.
Stars also include Hamilton’s Leslie Odom Jr., Jon Bernthal, Corey Stoll, Alessandro Nivola, Billy Magnussen, John Magaro, Michela De Rossi, Ray Liotta and Vera Farmiga.
“The Many Saints of Newark” will hit theaters and the HBO Max streaming service at the same time.