michael gandolfini

The Sopranos prequel movie The Many Saints of Newark is bringing back Tony Soprano – as a much younger man. The late, great James Gandolfini played the now-iconic role of the unstable mob boss, and when it came time to find a younger Tony, Sopranos creator David Chase made a surprising – but logical – choice: Gandolfini’s son Michael. Now, Michael Gandolfini has revealed he had never watched The Sopranos before and had to do so in order to take over his late father’s part.

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sopranos prequel movie cast leslie odom jr

What’s that? You thought casting on the Sopranos prequel movie The Many Saints of Newark was over and done with? Think again! Leslie Odom Jr., who won a Tony award for playing Aaron Burr in Hamilton, is the latest name to climb aboard the movie. As has been the case for most of the casting surrounding this film, Odom Jr.’s role is being kept a secret. More on the Sopranos prequel movie cast below.

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sopranos prequel movie release date

The Sopranos prequel movie now has an official release date – and a new title. Once thought to be retitled as simply Newark, the movie has the official previous title of The Many Saints of Newark. And you can expect to see it in theaters in the fall of 2020. Sopranos creator David Chase wrote the film, with Sopranos series director Alan Taylor at the helm. The Many Saints of Newark is set in the 1960s, and will feature younger versions of several Sopranos characters. More on the Sopranos prequel movie release date (and new title) below.

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sopranos prequel cast john magaro

The Sopranos prequel cast keeps growing, and this time, it’s added a familiar face from David Chase‘s past career. John Magaro, who starred in the Chase-directed 2012 movie Not Fade Away, is the latest addition to the impressive line-up. As is the case with most of the cast, we have no idea who he’s playing. Magaro has credits in films such as The Big Short, Carol, and can currently be seen on Netflix’s The Umbrella Academy.

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sopranos prequel movie cast ray liotta

Ray Liotta is going back to his mob movie roots. The GoodFellas actor is the latest name to join the Sopranos prequel movie The Many Saints of Newark. There’s no word on who Liotta is playing, but there’s a full-circle element to this casting. Back when The Sopranos was still in development, Liotta was considered to play the lead of Tony Soprano. The actor turned the part down, however, because he wanted to focus on films. The role eventually went to James Gandolfini, and the rest is TV history.

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the sopranos prequel cast

Michael Gandolfini will be stepping into his late father’s shoes to play the younger version of James Gandolfini‘s most iconic role. The Deuce actor will be starring as a young Tony Soprano in The Many Saints of Newark, the prequel film to The Sopranos, David Chase’s seminal HBO crime drama series. Gandolfini will be joining a cast that already includes Cory Stoll, Jon Bernthal, and Vera Farmiga.

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sopranos prequel movie cast corey stoll

The Sopranos prequel movie cast continues to expand like someone’s waistline after eating a whole tray of baked ziti. The latest: Corey Stoll and Billy Magnussen have come about the film, titled The Many Saints of Newark, in undisclosed roles. They join Alessandro Nivola, who is playing Dickie Moltisanti, and Jon Bernthal and Vera Farmiga, who, like Stoll and Magnussen, are playing parts currently under wraps.

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sopranos prequel movie cast jon bernthal

The Many Saints of Newark, the Sopranos prequel movie from series creator David Chase, just added two exciting new cast members: Jon Bernthal and Vera Farmiga. At this time, we don’t know who Bernthal and Farmiga are playing – brand new characters, or younger versions of characters we met during the run of The Sopranos. The duo join Alessandro Nivola, who is set to play Dickie Moltisanti, father of Sopranos character Christopher Multisanti. More on the Sopranos prequel movie cast below.

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Star Wars Version of Hamlet

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, watch a new take on Hamlet that takes the famous Shakespearean soliloquy from the play and gives it to a Stormtrooper on Tatooine from Star Wars. Plus, The Sopranos creator David Chase and star Edie Falco reflect on the series 20 years later, and the trailer for Glass gets recut with the focus put on Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy character Brick Tamland. Read More »

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sopranos series finale

The Sopranos marks its 20th anniversary this week, and everyone is still talking about the series finale, some 12 years after it aired. Love it or hate it, the Sopranos finale was unforgettable, particularly for its now-infamous final scene in which (spoilers) the screen cut to black, and held there, leaving the fate of Tony Soprano ambiguous, and spouting many theories in the process. But according to creator David Chase, the series could’ve had a much different final scene – one that would’ve been a little less open-ended.

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