Fans of “The Sopranos” have kept a close eye on the evolution of the big screen prequel “The Many Saints of Newark.” David Chase‘s series was a groundbreaking program on HBO, so the movie version is an incredibly high profile project. We’ve followed its development over the past number of months, especially in terms of casting news. Today, we found exactly when it will be coming togethers, along with what it will actually be called.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, not only is the film now going by the new title of “Newark,” it’s also a 2020 release. Instead of potentially hitting for this year’s awards season, it’ll set up shop next fall, on September 25th. Alan Taylor directs a script by series creator Chase and Lawrence Konner. The top notch cast includes Jon Bernthal, Vera Farmiga, Michael Gandolfini, Ray Liotta, John Magaro, Billy Magnussen, Alessandro Nivola, Corey Stoll, and more.
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New Line’s Sopranos prequel will open in theaters on Sept. 25, 2020, the studio said Thursday.
The big-screen adaptation of the acclaimed HBO Mob series also has a new title: Newark.
Alan Taylor is directing from a script by Sopranos creator David Chase and Lawrence Konner.
Set in the era of the Newark riots in the ’60s, the ensemble drama takes place when African-Americans and Italians of Newark were at each other’s throats, and, when among the gangsters of each group, it became especially lethal.
“Newark” will be a huge title in 2020. The wait just got a while longer, but it’s coming down the pike in a year and a half.