It’s been in the works for a while now, and like many die-hard fans, we couldn’t be happier that more details have emerged about the Sopranos movie, which is set to be a prequel to the popular HBO series. A release date has been confirmed for the 25th of September 2020 (Yes, it’s still more than a year away).
On the upside though, here are some further juicy details to revel in while we wait in anticipation for the movie to hit the big screens next year. Other than the release date, the official title has also been confirmed as Newark and will be set during the 1967 Newark Riots. Although many fans were hoping for a sequel rather than a prequel, the tragic passing of James Gandolfini, that played the role of Tony Soprano, means this will not be possible.
Instead, it’s been confirmed that Michael Gandolfini, the son of late James Gandolfini, will play a young Tony Soprano in Newark along with other cast members such as Alesandro Nivola, Vera Farmiga, Ray Liotta, Jon Bernthal, Corey Stoll, Billy Magnussen and John Magaro.