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‘The Many Saints of Newark’ Trailer: Which Characters From ‘The Sopranos’ Are In The Prequel Film?

We finally have our first glimpse of The Many Saints of Newark, a prequel film from the universe of HBO megahit series The Sopranos. The first trailer just dropped, giving a look at Michael Gandolfini playing Tony Soprano, the character his father James Gandolfini made famous during The Sopranos.



A poster featuring young Tony Soprano along with Dickie Moltisanti was also released along with the trailer.



It is very cool that Gandolfini is playing a younger version of the role his late father played for years—it appears to be a perfect fit, with many already praising the casting. All around, as you would expect, the cast looks excellent, with Alessandro Nivola in the role of the looming figure (during The Sopranos) Dickie Moltisanti (father of Christopher, Tony’s “nephew” or cousin via Carmela) and Vera Farmiga looking very much like Tony’s mother Livia Soprano as two of the highlights.


Here’s the full casting for the known characters that were seen or at least mentioned in The Sopranos:


Tony Soprano

Newark: Michael Gandolfini

Sopranos: James Gandolfini


Dickie Moltisanti

Newark: Alessandro Nivola

Sopranos: N/A


Giovanni “Johnny Boy” Soprano

Newark: Jon Bernthal

Sopranos: Joseph Siravo


Junior Soprano

Newark: Corey Stoll

Sopranos: Dominic Chianese


Livia Soprano

Newark: Vera Farmiga

Sopranos: Nancy Marchand


Paulie Gualtieri

Newark: Billy Magnussen

Sopranos: Tony Sirico


Silvio Dante

Newark: John Magaro

Sopranos: Steven Van Zandt


Also, Michaela De Rossi, Leslie Odom Jr., and the legend Ray Liotta are playing unknown roles in the prequel film from series creator David Chase.


The description for the film (set in 1967) from Warner Bros. and New Line Cinema reads:


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 impressionable nephew will help make the teenager into the all-powerful mob boss we’ll later come to know: Tony Soprano.


Expect many rewatches of The Sopranos on HBO Max leading up to the release of The Many Saints of Newark.


The Many Saints of Newark hits theaters on October 1 and will also be available on HBO Max for the first month of its release.


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