The household returns! After greater than a decade, the extremely anticipated Sopranos film is lastly headed to the massive display screen.
Introduced in 2018, The Many Saints of Newark isn’t a continuation or a reboot of The Sopranos, which ran on HBO from 1999 to 2007. As an alternative, it’s a prequel that may observe a younger Tony Soprano as he grows up in Newark, New Jersey, in the course of the Nineteen Sixties and Nineteen Seventies.
Sopranos creator David Chase, nevertheless, has made it clear that movie isn’t solely about Tony, who was performed by the late James Gandolfini within the authentic sequence.
“The studio has made quite a bit about the truth that it is a Tony Soprano origin story. It wasn’t written that manner. There may be a few of that in it,” he instructed Rolling Stone in August 2021. “The film was not arrange as a Tony Soprano origin story. It was a narrative about Dickie Moltisanti and it nonetheless is. It’s a gangster film. It’s about gangsters within the late ‘60s, early ‘70s in New Jersey — each 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 passed off. Dickie’s loss of life was one of many causes Tony took Christopher — who he known as his “nephew” — beneath his wing.
Although the film doesn’t embody any actors from the present, it does function youthful variations of the characters followers knew and cherished, together with Silvio Dante, Paulie “Walnuts” Gualtieri and Corrado “Junior” Soprano.
John Magaro, who’s taking part in Silvio, was thrilled to take part within the film, however he admitted that he was barely anxious about taking up a task that was already performed so nicely by Steven Van Zandt within the present.
“I used to be an enormous and nonetheless am an enormous Sopranos fan; I had the poster on my wall in highschool, and I watched it each Sunday evening,” he instructed NME in June. “I’ll say that for these of us who needed to play characters who have been already established, that was an enormous weight on our shoulders. We all know how a lot these characters imply to individuals. I believe everybody who performs these characters actually does a service, and I hope the followers don’t really feel let down by that.”
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