Published: Sat, March 16, 2019
Arts&Culture | By Matthew Castillo

The Sopranos Prequel Movie Has a Title - and a Release Date!

The Sopranos Prequel Movie Has a Title - and a Release Date!

The highly anticipated prequel to "The Sopranos" has a new title and the film now has a release date scheduled in 2020...

The late James Gandolfini as Tony Soprano in The Sopranos in 1999.

"The Sopranos" prequel has a new name and a release date.

The film, which was previously titled "The Many Saints of Newark", will open in theaters on September 25, 2020.

Previous year it was reported that The Sopranos was set for a prequel in the form of a film.

The prequel, which will feature younger versions of the beloved characters, is set in the 1960s in Newark when the riots between Italian-Americans and African-Americans were at an all-time high.

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.

The Sopranos followed the life of Tony Soprano, a New Jersey mob boss as he dealt with personal and professional issues in his home and business.

Other details involve the character of Dickie Moltisanti played by Nivola, who's the late father of Christopher Moltisanti (played by Michael Imperioli) and cousin of Carmela Soprano (Edie Falco). Find out everything you need to know about the series about young Tony Soprano here.

Many characters from the original "Sopranos" series are expected to appear in "Newark" so numerous actors hired already could be playing the younger versions of the ones made famous on the show.

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