Warner Bros. Pictures recently unveiled a new set of character posters for the upcoming feature film, The Many Saints of Newark. The new film will serve as a prelude to the award-winning HBO crime drama series, The Sopranos. The Many Saints of Newark was shot on location in both New Jersey and New York, with several beloved characters from the original series also appearing in the anticipated prequel. Check out the new character posters below!
As shown above, the new set of posters contains many recognizable characters from the original series. The new posters reveal Alessandro Nivola as Dickie Moltisanti, Leslie Odom JR as Harold McBrayer, Ray Liotta as Hollywood Dick, Michael Gandolfini as Tony Soprano, Jon Bernthal as Johnny Soprano, Vera Farmiga as Livia Soprano, Corey Stoll as Junior Soprano, Billy Magnussen as Paulie Walnuts, John Magaro as Silvio Dante, and Samson Moeakiola as Big Pussy. The Many Saints of Newark takes place in the 1960s and 1970s in Newark, New Jersey, while the 1967 riots in the city are used as a backdrop for tensions between the Italian-American and African-American communities. If you have not seen it yet, you can also see the second trailer for the upcoming feature film below.
The Many Saints of Newark is an upcoming American crime drama that will appear on HBO Max next month. The upcoming film is directed by Alan Taylor, and written by David Chase and Lawrence Konner. David Chase ruled out the idea of continuing The Sopranos story back in June 2017, while also expressing his interest in a preview of the series. By March 2018, New Line Cinema announced that it had acquired the rights to produce the upcoming film with HBO Films. The chairman of New Line Cinema, Toby Emmerich, said: “David is a masterful storyteller, and we rejoiced with our colleagues at HBO that he decided to visit and enlarge the Soprano universe in a feature film.”
The official The Many Saints of Newark read as: Young Anthony Soprano grows up in one of the most turbulent periods in the history of Newark, NJ, and becomes a man just like rival gangsters begins to rise up and challenge the almighty DiMeo crime family. The uncle he idolizes, Dickie Moltisanti, trapped in the changing times, whose influence on his cousin will help shape the impressive teenager into the almighty boss, Tony Soprano. Michael Gandolfini, son of James Gandolfini, was played in the role of the young Tony Soprano. Michael Gandolfini said he has never watched The Sopranos before he is cast in the film, and it a “intense process” while preparing for the role.
During his six seasons, The Sopranos is widely regarded as one of the greatest and most influential television drama series ever. The series has been honored with twenty-one Primetime Emmy Awards, five Golden Globe Awards and two Peabody Awards. The Many Saints of Newark will be released in theaters nationwide on October 1st. The upcoming prequel will also be available for 31 days on HBO Max in the United States after it hits theaters. The many saintsof Newark is distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, and was rated R for strong violence, penetrating language, sexual content and nudity.