‘Sopranos’ Prequel Gets Fall 2020 Release and Working Title ‘Newark’

Angelo Anderson
March 15, 2019

Simply titled "Newark", the film will hit theaters on september 25, 2020, more than 13 years after the acclaimed HBO series came to an end.

The highly anticipated prequel to "The Sopranos" has a new title and the film now has a release date scheduled in 2020...

Here's a question for you folks: do y'all care about Newark?

The film, co-written by "Sopranos" creator David Chase and Lawrence Konner, is reportedly set in the 1960s during Tony Soprano's childhood, circa the time of the Newark riots.

Is that accurate? Are y'all hyped about this one? Though the original series often employed flashbacks to this particular era in Newark history, it's unknown if any of the actors who portrayed younger versions of Soprano wiseguys will be reprising their roles for the film. 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 riots.

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.

With a late-September release date, "Newark" may be making an awards season run, capitalizing on the fan following and sustained critical acclaim for "The Sopranos".

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