Newark, the highly anticipated prequel for the HBO hit drama, “The Sopranos,” is set to hit theaters next year.
An official release date has been set for September 25, 2020 – more than 13 years after the series ended on HBO.
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David Chase, the creator of the HBO series, teamed up with Lawrence Konner for the script, which is rumored to be set during the Newark riots of July 1967.
Bad blood between African-Americans and Italian-Americans erupted in the New Jersey city at the time and resulted in 26 deaths and hundreds of injuries.
What’s really dope about this project is James Gandolfini’s son, Michael will portray a younger version of his father’s iconic character, Tony Soprano, in the film.
The cast will also include Alessandro Nivola, Vera Farmiga, Ray Liotta, Jon Bernthal, Corey Stoll, Billy Magnussen and John Magaro.
Characters from the original series may also appear in the film.
Are you looking forward to this film?