THE MANY SAINTS OF NEWARK
In my opinion, The Sopranos is one of the greatest television series of all time. It paved the way for the quality programming we’ve come to associate with HBO. James Gandolfini made audiences latch onto a classic anti-hero with Tony Soprano. That archetype of a character would go on to lead shows like Deadwood, Breaking Bad, Dexter and more.
Fans should rejoice as creator David Chase has come back to the world of The Sopranos with a new movie, The Many Saints of Newark. This isn’t a follow up/sequel of a movie, but rather a look back at where it all began. I’ve seen the trailer a few times now, and it looks to be a classic gangster film for a new generation to devour while appealing to longtime fans of The Sopranos. Here’s the synopsis from Warner Bros.
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.
The film boasts a stunning ensemble with Alessandro Nivola as Richard “Dickie” Moltisanti and Vera Farmiga, Corey Stoll, and Billy Magnussen playing the younger versions of iconic characters to Leslie Odom Jr, Ray Liotta, and Michael Gandolfini joining the Soprano/Moltisanti world. Gandolfini is the son of James Gandolfini and is stepping into his father’s footsteps as a young Tony Soprano who is tormented by his mother and influenced by those around him including Dickie Moltisanti.
The film will be released in theaters on October 1 and will be available on HBO Max for 31 days from the theatrical release.
Here’s the trailer! Enjoy and let me know what you think by dropping a comment on my Instagram or Twitter (@PaulsMovieTrip)