Warner Bros. Pictures recently revealed a new set of character posters for their upcoming feature film, The many saints of Newark. The new film will serve as a prequel to HBO’s award-winning crime drama series, The sopranos. The many saints of Newark was filmed on location in both New Jersey and New York, with several beloved characters from the original series who will also appear in the long-awaited prequel. Check out the new character posters below!
As shown above, the new poster set features many recognizable characters from the original series. The new posters show 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 using the 1967 riots in the city as a backdrop for tensions between the Italian-American and African-American communities. If you haven’t watched it yet, you can also check out the recently released second trailer for the upcoming feature film below.
The many saints of Newark is an upcoming American crime drama that will premiere next month on HBO Max. The next film is directed by Alan Taylor and written by David Chase and Lawrence Konner. David Chase had discarded the idea of continuing The sopranos story in June 2017, while also expressing interest in a prequel to the series. In March 2018, New Line Cinema had announced that it had purchased the rights to produce the next film with HBO Films. New Line Cinema President Toby Emmerich stated: “David is a masterful storyteller and we, along with our colleagues at HBO, are delighted that he decided to revisit and expand the Soprano universe into a feature film.”
The official The many saints of Newark It reads like, young Anthony Soprano is growing up in one of the most tumultuous times in Newark, NJ history, turning into a man just as rival gangsters begin to rise up and challenge the all-powerful DiMeo crime family. Caught in the changing times is the uncle he idolizes, Dickie Moltisanti, whose influence over his nephew will help transform the impressionable teenager into the all-powerful mob boss Tony Soprano. Michael Gandolfini, son of James Gandolfini, played the role of young Tony Soprano. Michael Gandolfini had stated that he had never seen The sopranos before being included in the film, and called it a “intense process” while preparing for the role.
During his six-season run, The sopranos is widely regarded as one of the greatest and most influential television drama series of all time. The series was honored with twenty-one Primetime Emmy Awards, five Golden Globe Awards, and two Peabody Awards. The many saints of Newark It is scheduled to hit theaters nationwide on October 1. The upcoming prequel will also be available in the United States on HBO Max for 31 days after its theatrical release. The many saintsfrom Newark is being distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, and has been rated R for strong violence, pervasive language, sexual content, and nudity.