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'Sopranos' Prequel Movie Will Feature a Young Tony Soprano


 


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 2 weeks ago '06        #1
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'Sopranos' Prequel Movie Will Feature a Young Tony Soprano
 

 

The Sopranos creator David Chase has answered a very pressing question regarding his Sopranos prequel movie, The Many Saints of Newark: will we see Tony Soprano in the film? The answer – yes. Since the film is set in the 1960s, it enables Chase and company to skirt around the tragic fact that James Gandolfini, who so famously played Tony, died in 2013. As a result, the Tony we see in The Many Saints of Newark will be around 8-years-old.


I still quite haven’t gotten used to the idea of a Sopranos prequel movie, but I’m curious to see how it all turns out. Sopranos mastermind David Chase penned the script for the film, along with Lawrence Konner, and Sopranos series director Alan Taylor is at the helm. Recently, it was revealed that Alessandro Nivola had been cast as d*ckie Moltisanti, father of Sopranos character Christopher Moltisanti, in the film (“Moltisanti” translates as “Many Saints”, so it makes sense that the Moltisanti family is at the center of the film).

Now, Chase has provided a little more insight into the movie. Speaking with Deadline, Chase confirmed that a young Tony Soprano will be part of the Sopranos prequel cast. “The thing that interested me most was Tony’s boyhood,” Chase said. “I was interested in exploring that.” Chase also added: “The movie will deal with the tensions between the blacks and whites at the time, and Tony Soprano will be part of this, but as a kid.”

The Many Saints of Newark is set against the 1967 Newark race riots, which would make Tony about 8 years old in the story (the character’s official birthday is August 24, 1959, just in case you want to store that bit of trivia for a future game of Quizzo). We actually saw Tony around this age on The Sopranos series during a flashback, where he was played by young actor Bobby Borriello.

In the interview, Chase adds that he was hesitant to make the movie for a long time (The Sopranos is about to turn 20-years-old, having first debuted on January 10, 1999). But Chase became more interested in the project as a way of looking back at his own personal history. “I’m still very worried about it, but I became interested in Newark, where my parents came from, and where the riots took place…I started thinking about those events and organized crime, and I just got interested in mixing those two elements.”

The Sopranos is one of the best shows of all time (no hyperbole), so I’m hopeful the film will turn out well. Still, it’ll be strange to watch a Sopranos-related project without James Gandolfini. As great as the supporting cast, and the writing, and the directing were on the series, Gandolfini’s iconic performance is what really made the show special.

Casting is currently underway for The Many Saints of Newark, so we’ll likely know who is playing young Tony, and other characters, soon.
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 2 weeks ago '06        #2
DonYBE 10 heat pts10
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I'm probably one of the only ones on the planet who never watched The Sopranos. I'm gonna actually watch it when I get off work today.
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 2 weeks ago '04        #3
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 DonYBE said
I'm probably one of the only ones on the planet who never watched The Sopranos. I'm gonna actually watch it when I get off work today.
Do ittt
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 2 weeks ago '06        #4
Big Yari 5 heat pts
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 DonYBE said
I'm probably one of the only ones on the planet who never watched The Sopranos. I'm gonna actually watch it when I get off work today.
Wow. Get to it. It is the epitome of greatness. Start to finish
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 2 weeks ago '07        #5
KeepinItTrill 44 heat pts44
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 DonYBE said
I'm probably one of the only ones on the planet who never watched The Sopranos. I'm gonna actually watch it when I get off work today.
def. should watch it bruh

it's like a tv version of GoodFellas/Casino
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 2 weeks ago '08        #6
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Goat show tied with Wire IMO.

RIP Gandolfini

Young Tony got big shoes to fill.
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 2 weeks ago '18        #7
DUCEDUCE 2 heat pts
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 904Nole said
Goat show tied with Wire IMO.

RIP Gandolfini

Young Tony got big shoes to fill.
I like the Wire more but I have to admit Sopranos a better show. Season 5 of the wire is a fu*king sh*t show.
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 2 weeks ago '05        #8
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Ain’t no Sopranos without Gandolfini. They should just leave it alone.

That being said, I will definitely watch the movie when it comes out.

The Sopranos is the GOAT series imo.
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 2 weeks ago '15        #9
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 DonYBE said
I'm probably one of the only ones on the planet who never watched The Sopranos. I'm gonna actually watch it when I get off work today.
I wish i was you.





i wish I never saw it. just so I could see it new again. that's how great this show is.


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 2 weeks ago '04        #10
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 DonYBE said
I'm probably one of the only ones on the planet who never watched The Sopranos. I'm gonna actually watch it when I get off work today.
me neither

 2 weeks ago '18        #11
Rugby Jones 
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No thank you, just let it die
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 2 weeks ago '06        #12
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 DonYBE said
I'm probably one of the only ones on the planet who never watched The Sopranos. I'm gonna actually watch it when I get off work today.
i might be the only person that doesnt love it. ive watched twice, enjoyed more the second time but i just think its a GOOD show

 2 weeks ago '06        #13
DonYBE 10 heat pts10
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I'm 5 episodes in and I'm hooked. How could I've waited so long to watch this?

And I have 6 seasons of episodes to watch.

Good looking out fam

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 2 weeks ago '05        #14
xratede 
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This marathon on HBO brings back memories. GOAT show
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 2 weeks ago '15        #15
LegendLouch 
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They always doing this bullsh*t sequels/prequels thats always a*s why not come up with something new...ain’t been too many good mob movies/shows in a minute
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 2 weeks ago '18        #16
mushrooms 1 heat pts
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I’m in. Goat show along with the wire and six feet under
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 2 weeks ago '06        #17
Yung Dilla 1556 heat pts1556
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Don't even know if Tony died, whoever plays Tony can't capture it the way James did. I'm gonna start it again tonight dope show!!


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 2 weeks ago '14        #18
DavidAames 17 heat pts17
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 DonYBE said
I'm probably one of the only ones on the planet who never watched The Sopranos. I'm gonna actually watch it when I get off work today.
You and me both bro...

 2 weeks ago '08        #19
Gmengfx 81 heat pts81
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I have watched sopranos front to back at least 5 times


yall soo luckyyy. I would do anything to watch it fresh...

best crime releated dramas in order..

1.sopranos
2.the wire
3.breaking bad
4.Ray donovan
5.Peaky Blinders
6.narcos
7.ozark
8.Sons of Anarchy
9.Power
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 2 weeks ago '18        #20
Boxedin101 12 heat pts12
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A move about New Jersey race riots with Tony as an 8yr old kid

If you remember anything
You should remember when Meadow brought home the black Jewish boyfriend


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Should tell you what to expect from this movie
Seems like they can't get enough retelling how much they hate us each year


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 2 weeks ago '09        #21
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 Boxedin101 said
You should remember when Willow brought home the black Jewish boyfriend
Her name is Fielder

 2 weeks ago '18        #22
Boxedin101 12 heat pts12
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 Axl Rose said
Her name is Fielder
So I'm bad with names
Shoot me

 2 weeks ago '16        #23
YKing 16 heat pts16
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 Gmengfx said
I have watched sopranos front to back at least 5 times


yall soo luckyyy. I would do anything to watch it fresh...

best crime releated dramas in order..

1.sopranos
2.the wire
3.breaking bad
4.Ray donovan
5.Peaky Blinders
6.narcos
7.ozark
8.Sons of Anarchy
9.Power
True Detective, thank me later
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 2 weeks ago '05        #24
cowlersleycowle 
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 YKing said
True Detective, thank me later
True Detective season 2 is terrible.

Season 1 though

 2 weeks ago '05        #25
cowlersleycowle 
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I dont get why they have to use Sopranos? If you wanna make a crime film then make a crime film. No need to be related to sopranos at all
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