'Sopranos' Prequel Movie Lands September 2020 Release Date
The big-screen adaptation of the acclaimed HBO Mob series has the working title 'Newark.'
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, previously going by the working title Newark, was on Friday officially given the title The Many Saints of 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.
Alessandro Nivola, Vera Farmiga, Ray Liotta, Jon Bernthal, Corey Stoll, Billy Magnussen, John Magaro and Michael Gandolfini star. The latter is rumored to play a young Tony Soprano, the organized crime boss famously played in the HBO series by his father, the late James Gandolfini.
Chase and Konner, who also worked on The Sopranos, are producing.
March 14, 1:20 p.m.: Updated with New Line clarification regarding the movie's new working title.
March 15, 11 a.m.: Updated with new title.