The Sopranos lead, Tony Soprano, will endlessly be remembered as probably the most compelling characters of all time, thanks largely to the intensely dedicated work of the late, nice actor James Gandolfini. Tony will quickly make his triumphant return to the display screen, albeit in childhood kind, with the legacy being picked up by Gandolfini’s real-life son, Michael Gandolfini, in upcoming prequel The Many Saints of Newark. Now, a brand new trailer for HBO Max’s 2021 slate gives our first take a look at the younger actor within the function.
Whereas the clip could be very quick, occurring across the trailer’s 20-second mark, we are able to already see how a lot Michael Gandolfini appears like his father, who sadly handed away in 2013. Not solely does Gandolfini Jr. Appear like his previous man bodily, however he additionally appears to be bringing that very same intimidation and uncooked mood that made Tony Soprano such a terrifyingly fascinating presence.
The Many Saints of Newark will precede David Chase’s massively profitable crime drama, The Sopranos, and supply some perception into the adolescence of New Jersey gangster, Tony Soprano. “I was interested in Newark and life in Newark at that time,” sequence creator David Chase stated in a 2019 interview. “I used to go to down there every Saturday night for dinner with my grandparents. But the thing that interested me most was Tony’s boyhood. I was interested in exploring that.”
Chase additionally stated on the time that the film would “deal with the tensions between the blacks and whites at the time,” reflecting the truth that the film is about in the course of the Newark riots in 1967, which noticed tensions rise between African Individuals and Italian Individuals in Newark, N.J.
Directed by Alan Taylor and written by David Chase and Lawrence Konner, The Many Saints of Newark has amassed a stellar forged that features the likes of Jon Bernthal (The Strolling Useless, The Punisher) and Vera Farmiga (The Departed, The Conjuring). Bernthal will star as Giovanni Francis “Johnny Boy” Soprano, the daddy of crime boss Tony Soprano, initially portrayed by Joseph Siravo in six episodes of the HBO drama, with Farmiga set to star alongside him as Giovanni’s spouse and Tony’s mom, Livia Soprano, in a job initially performed by Nancy Marchand.
The supporting forged consists of Alessandro Nivola (A Most Violent 12 months) as Dickie Moltisanti, father of DiMeo crime member of the family Christopher Moltisanti, performed by Michael Imperioli in The Sopranos, in addition to Corey Stoll (Ant-Man), Billy Magnussen (No Time to Die), John Magaro (The Umbrella Academy), Leslie Odom Jr. (Homicide on the Orient Specific), Joey Diaz (Spider-Man 2) and Ray Liotta (Goodfellas).
Audiences will sadly have to attend even longer earlier than returning to the world of The Sopranos with The Many Saints of Newark following a current delay that has pushed the film again to Fall 2020. Simply one among many tasks which have been delayed once more amid the continued international scenario, The Many Saints of Newark will now hit screens on September 24, 2021, pushing it again a full yr from its authentic launch date.
Very similar to the remainder of Warner Bros 2021 tasks, The Many Saints of Newark can be launched each in theaters and on HBO Max concurrently. This involves us from HBO Max.