"Legends aren’t born. They’re made." A film prequel to The Sopranos TV series, watch the new trailer for The Many Saints Of Newark...
New Line Cinema’s The Many Saints of Newark is the much-anticipated feature film prequel to David Chase’s groundbreaking, award-winning HBO drama series The Sopranos.
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 nephew will help make the impressionable teenager into the all-powerful mob boss we’ll later come to know: Tony Soprano.
The Many Saints of Newark stars Alessandro Nivola, Leslie Odom Jr., Jon Bernthal, Corey Stoll, Michael Gandolfini (the son of the late great James Gandolfini plays young Anthony), Billy Magnussen, Michela De Rossi and John Magaro, with Ray Liotta and Vera Farmiga.
Alan Taylor, who won an Emmy for his directing work on The Sopranos, is helming the film from a screenplay by series creator David Chase & Lawrence Konner, based on characters created by Chase.
The Many Saints of Newark was shot on location in New Jersey and New York, and several beloved characters from the original series that inspired the film are featured in the movie. During its six-season run, The Sopranos - widely regarded as one of the greatest and most influential television drama series of all time - was honored with 21 Primetime Emmy Awards, five Golden Globe Awards, and two Peabody Awards, to name only a portion.
Chase, Konner and Nicole Lambert are producing the film, with Michael Disco, Marcus Viscidi, Toby Emmerich and Richard Brener serving as executive producers. Taylor’s behind-the-scenes creative team includes director of photography Kramer Morgenthau, production designer Bob Shaw, Oscar-nominated editor Christopher Tellefsen and costume designer Amy Westcott.
New Line Cinema Presents, In Association with Home Box Office, a Chase Films Production, The Many Saints of Newark.
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