HBO/New Line Cinema is moving forward with a Sopranos prequel film titled The Many Saints of Newark that will focus on Christopher’s father Dickie Moltisanti, it’s being directed by Alan Taylor from a script penned by David Chase and Lawrence Konner.
HN Entertainment can now share newly updated production dates for the Alan Taylor film as filming will still begin on April 3rd but is now expected to wrap on August 10th. Shooting locations will, of course, take place in various places in New York and New Jersey.
The working title they’ll be using during filming will be simply Newark.
We also previously revealed some character breakdowns for the film along with a tidbit that Lady Gaga (A Star Is Born) was wanted for a supporting role in the film. Gaga had a small cameo in the original series.
It’s confirmed cast includes Alessandro Nivola as Christopher’s father Dickie Moltisanti, Jon Bernthal, Vera Farmiga, Billy Magnussen, Corey Stoll, and Michael Gandolfini (son of James Gandolfini) as a young Tony Soprano.
As someone who watched the original run of HBO’s Sopranos, I’m curious if they’re going to be aiming for a slow-paced character-driven piece or a flashy gangster pic like a Martin Scorcese picture. I’m personally fine with either of those options.
A release date for the Sopranos film has yet to be announced by New Line Cinema/Warner Bros.
SOURCE: HN ENTERTAINMENT