Legends aren’t born. They’re made. New Line Cinema’s The Many Saints of Newark is the much-anticipated feature film prequel to David Chase’s groundbreaking, award-winning HBO drama series “The Sopranos.”
Young Anthony Soprano is growing up in one of the most tumultuous eras in Newark’s history, becoming a man just as rival gangsters begin to rise up and challenge the all-powerful DiMeo crime family’s hold over the increasingly race-torn city. Caught up in the changing times is the uncle he idolizes, Dickie Moltisanti, who struggles to manage both his professional and personal responsibilities—and whose influence over his nephew will help make the impressionable teenager into the all-powerful mob boss we’ll later come to know: Tony Soprano.
The Many Saints of Newark was shot on location in New Jersey and New York, and several beloved characters from the original series that inspired the film are featured in the movie. Yes that is James Gandolfini’s son, Michael, playing Young Tony. Also starring; Leslie Odom Jr., Corey Stoll, Billy Magnussen, Vera Farmiga, Alessandro Nivola and with Ray Liotta, now we have ourselves an authentic mob movie.
In Theaters and on HBO Max, October 1