‘Sopranos’ Prequel ‘The Many Saints of Newark’ Pushed to Fall 2021
“The Sopranos” prequel film “The Many Saints of Newark” has been pushed again and will now open this fall, Warner Bros.
announced on Wednesday.“The Many Saints of Newark” will now open September 24, 2021 from its original March 2021 release.“The Many Saints of Newark” is helmed by Alan Taylor, a frequent director of “The Sopranos,” based on a script by the series creator David Chase and Lawrence Konner, and it’s set during the Newark riots in the 1960s, five days of violence in the New Jersey city sparked by the beating of a black man by white police officers.
At the time 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 riot.The film also follows the formative years of a young Tony Soprano, played by the late James Gandolfini’s son Michael.
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