'The Sopranos' Prequel Movie Gets a New Title, Release Date in 2020

Sergio Cunningham
March 16, 2019

The release date for The Sopranos prequel has been revealed as well as a new name.

New Line's Sopranos prequel feature will hit theaters on September 25, 2020.

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

The pic, directed by Alan Taylor, stars Alesandro Nivola, Vera Farmiga, Ray Liotta, Jon Bernthal, Corey Stoll, Billy Magnussen, John Magaro and Michael Gandolfini; the latter playing the younger role his late father James Gandolfini made legendary: New Jersey kingpin Tony Soprano.

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As for the plot, the film is set in the 1960s during the Newark riots, five days of violence that saw members of the African-American and Italian communities clashing with local police. Find out everything you need to know about the series about young Tony Soprano here.

The late James Gandolfini's son, Michael Gandolfini, is rumored to play a younger version of Tony Soprano, the character his dad won a Golden Globe for in 2000. Although this character never appeared in the HBO series as he was killed before the story's timeline, his legacy and influence were clearly established as someone who helped the family become a legitimate power in the world of organized crime.

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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