‘The Sopranos’ Movie Star Teases Upcoming Prequel
Alessandro Nivola, star of the upcoming “Sopranos” prequel “The Many Saints of Newark,” revealed that Tony Soprano, the protagonist in the iconic HBO series, will be a central character in the film.Nivola spoke to Variety at the 20th anniversary of “The Sopranos” in New York on Wednesday, where the cast and creator David Chase held a panel.Nivola said his character, Dickie Moltisani, will be “the central character,” and that the title references the name Moltisani, which means “many saints” in Italian.
His character is the father of Christopher Moltisani (Michael Imperioli), who in the series is the protege of Tony Soprano, the Jersey mob boss portrayed by James Gandolfini.
In the show, Dickie is only mentioned by the characters and never seen, having died when Christopher was young.
Nivola also revealed the setting and major relationships that will be depicted in the forthcoming film.“It’s set in
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