In a wide-ranging interview, David Chase talks about the pressures of revisiting the iconic "Sopranos" universe, finding the perfect lead in Alessandro Nivola and that time an unknown Lady Gaga played a bit part on the show.
For Michael Gandolfini, stepping into his late dad's iconic role has not been easy.
A new trailer advertising HBO Max’s 2021 offerings features the first images of the younger Gandolfini as a young Tony, and fans on Twitter are struck by the resemblance.
'My Big Italian Adventure' star Lorraine Bracco says that Dr. Melfi’s storyline in "The Sopranos" owes more to real life than "Goodfellas."
Viewers have debated the controversial series finale to "The Sopranos" for years. But did the show's creator finally explain that mysterious blackout?
In their new "Talking Sopranos" podcast, the duo will revisit all 86 episodes of David Chase’s beloved HBO series, looking at the show with fresh eyes while also drawing on their memories of playing Christopher Moltisanti and Bobby “Baccalà” Baccalieri, respectively.
“The Sopranos” prequel film from New Line Cinema and series creator David Chase has received a release date and the studio says the working title is now “Newark.”The film, which was previously titled “The Many Saints of Newark,” will open in theaters on Sept. 25, 2020.Alessandro Nivola, Vera Farmiga, Ray Liotta, Jon Bernthal, Corey Stoll, Billy Magnussen, John Magaro, and Michael Gandolfini star in the film directed by Alan Taylor and written and produced by David Chase and Lawrence Konner.Also Read: New Line Exec Michael Disco Exits to Launch The Disco Factory, Will Executive-Produce 'Sopranos' Prequel 'Many Saints of Newark'“Newark” is set in the 1960s during the Newark riots, five days of violence in the New Jersey city sparked by the beating of a black man by white police officers. It was especially lethal among African American and Italian American gangsters involved in the fighting — 26 people died and more than 700 people were injured during the riots.More specifically, it follows the life of Dickie Moltisanti, a frequently mentioned character in “The Sopranos” but one who was never seen in the original series, including flashbacks.Nivola is playing Moltisanti, and Gandolfini, the son of the late “Sopranos” star James Gandolfini, will star as a young Tony Soprano in the film.Nicole Lambert, on behalf of Chase Films, and Marcus Viscidi are executive producing “Newark.”Read original story ‘Sopranos’ Prequel Gets Fall 2020 Release and Working Title ‘Newark’ At TheWrap
EXCLUSIVE: The Sopranos creator David Chase has found his Tony Soprano. Michael Gandolfini has been set to play the future New Jersey organized crime family boss in The Many Saints of Newark, the feature prequel to Chase's groundbreaking TV series The Sopranos that Alan Taylor is directing for New Line. He is the son of James Gandolfini, who originated the iconic role of Tony Soprano and won multiple Emmys, SAG Awards and a Golden Globe in an anti-hero role that made…
EXCLUSIVE: It's official. Tony Soprano lives on! In the week that The Sopranos celebrates the 20th anniversary of the launch of the groundbreaking HBO series, David Chase has given Deadline a bit of clarity on the prequel feature film The Many Saints of Newark that he wrote with Sopranos alum Lawrence Konner. Chase confirms that a young Tony Soprano will be part of the tapestry of the period film. As Deadline was first to reveal last March, the film will be made by New…
New Line film is set in the era of the Newark riots in the 60s. That was a time when the African-Americans and the Italians of Newark were at each other’s throats.