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'The Sopranos' Prequel Movie Gets a New Title, Release Date in 2020

16 March 2019

"The Sopranos" prequel has a release date and a new name. "Sopranos" (and "Game of Thrones") alum Alan Taylor is directing the movie for New Line.

Nivola is playing Moltisanti, and Gandolfini, the son of the late "Sopranos" star James Gandolfini, will star as a young Tony Soprano in the film.

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The young actor was smiling while sitting in the booth, with a sign visible that reads, 'This booth is reserved for the Soprano family'. (Robert Iler) after an investigation was launched into his ties with the mafia. In addition to Gandolfini, the cast includes Alessandro Nivola, Jon Bernthal, Vera Farmiga, and Ray Liotta.

The Many Saints of Newark will be set in the 1960s, during the Newark Riots, when African-American and Italian-American gangs waged war in the streets. It ran for six seasons before ending in 2007.

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More specifically, it follows the life of Dickie Moltisanti, a frequently mentioned character in "The Sopranos" but one who was never seen in the original series, including flashbacks.

"The Sopranos" ultimately ran six seasons and won 21 Primetime Emmys, five Golden Globes, and a Peabody Award en route to world-renowned status, thus the prequel will likely be a box-office hit when it's released nationwide on September 25, 2020.

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"I'm thrilled that I am going to have the opportunity to work with David Chase and the incredible company of talent he has assembled", Michael added of the series creator.

'The Sopranos' Prequel Movie Gets a New Title, Release Date in 2020