Tony Soprano returns in prequel film The Many Saints of Newark
Fourteen years after the last episode of the cult television series The Sopranos, a film retracing the early years of future mob boss Tony Soprano premiered Wednesday in New York.
Screengrab: YouTube/Warner BrosJames Gandolfini's son Michael plays the younger version of his father's iconic character Tony, in the Sopranos prequel film.Written by Sopranos creator David Chase and directed by Alan Taylor, The Many Saints of Newark is set in the 1960s during the New Jersey riots.
The Many Saints of Newarkis released this week in Britain and will be broadcast in the United States simultaneously in theaters and on HBO Max from October 1.Fourteen years after the last episode of the cult television seriesThe Sopranos, a film retracing the early years of future mob boss Tony Soprano premiered Wednesday in New York.
Series creator David Chase, co-writer of the prequelThe Many Saints of Newark, introduced the cast at the historic Beacon Theatre, which was transformed back into a giant cinema for the occasion.The applause redoubled for Michael Gandolfini, who stepped into the shoes of his late father to play the younger version of Tony Soprano, a role for which James Gandolfini won three Emmys with his portrayal of the violent head of a mafia clan who was also a troubled family man. headtopics.com
Broadcast between 1999 and 2007 on the US cable network HBO,The Sopranosmarked the beginning of a golden age for television series with its dark humor and complex characters and made a star of James Gandolfini, who died in 2013 at the age of 51."We miss your father!," shouted one member of the audience.
In the film, 22-year-old Michael Gandolfini plays a teenage Tony Soprano in 1960s New Jersey."I didn't know if Michael really wanted to (do it), like whether it would be too much," director Alan Taylor told AFP on the sidelines of the screening as part of the Tribeca film festival.
"He lost his father and to do this is very emotionally hard. Once he agreed to do it, and he showed he could with an audition, I just, I never doubted," Taylor said."The only thing I had to sometimes do was pull him back from being his dad, too much. He's not this guy yet (in the movie). He's still the younger, a softer version of his character," added Taylor, who directed several episodes of the original series, which ran for six seasons and won 21 Emmys and five Golden Globes.
While the film traces the youthful years of Tony, a gifted teen but lacking a moral compass, caught between an absent father and an overly severe mother, the film centers on a character he venerates, Dickie Moltisanti, played by Alessandro Nivola. Read more: Channel24 »
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