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How David Chase Unburdened Alessandro Nivola From Those ‘Many Saints of Newark’ Expectations

[This story contains spoilers for The Many Saints of Newark.] David Chase was able to liberate Alessandro Nivola in an instant when it came to portraying his Many Saints of Newark character, the legendary Richard “Dickie” Moltisanti. Spoken of with tremendous reverence in The Sopranos, the Mafia soldier and father of Christopher Moltisanti (Michael Imperioli) […]

David Chase’s ‘Sopranos’ Prequel ‘The Many Saints of Newark’: Film Review

Michael Gandolfini steps into his late father’s shoes as the teenage Tony Soprano, with Alessandro Nivola as the uncle he idolizes in this dive into events that predate the series.

David Chase Chose Journey for ‘Sopranos’ Finale Because Song Was Hated by Crew

David Chase had three songs in mind that he wanted to use in the final moments of The Sopranos — and he went with the one the crew hated. While a guest on the WTF With Marc Maron podcast on Monday, the writer-director talked about his career, which obviously included his legendary HBO series. Having no […]

Ray Liotta Says Iconic ‘Goodfellas’ Tracking Shot Take Was Ruined by Line Flub

The classic tracking shot in Goodfellas that follows Henry and Karen through the back of the nightclub to the inside was ruined on the first take when another actor flubbed their line at the last possible moment, Ray Liotta revealed. The actor was a guest Friday on The Rich Eisen Show where he talked about […]

Jon Bernthal Cautions ‘Sopranos’ Film Not Like the HBO Series

Jon Bernthal is excited for audiences to see The Many Saints of Newark, but he cautions that the prequel film is different from The Sopranos television series. Dropping by Late Night With Seth Meyers on Tuesday, the actor said it was a “blessing” to be part of the David Chase project and that he was […]

Michael Gandolfini Had to Pull Back an Overzealous Tony Soprano Performance

Michael Gandolfini felt a lot of pressure to play a version of the ruthless Mafia boss his late father turned into a television legend on The Sopranos. In an interview on CBS Sunday Morning, the 22-year-old actor opened up about his young Tony Soprano in The Many Saints of Newark, the prequel film that sets […]

David Chase Says It Felt “Good” to Shoot 15 Additional Pages for ‘The Many Saints of Newark’ After Filming Resumed

After production on the anticipated The Many Saints of Newark paused, writer and Sopranos showrunner David Chase kept working on the prequel film to his famed six-season HBO series, which was garnering its own renewed attention thanks to a swell of pandemic bingers. Speaking to Vanity Fair, Chase shared that as a creative who second-guesses himself, […]

Steven Van Zandt Consulted on ‘Sopranos’ Prequel ‘The Many Saints of Newark’

Just like any good consigliere would, Steven Van Zandt said he was called in by David Chase to give some thoughts on the upcoming Sopranos prequel, The Many Saints of Newark. In a recent interview on SiriusXM, the actor-musician who is best known for playing Silvio Dante on the classic HBO program said that while […]

Alec Baldwin Asked to Play Character Who Whacked Tony Soprano

Alec Baldwin — like every other actor in town — wanted a piece of The Sopranos during the run of the iconic HBO mob series, and he even asked the production if he could play a vital character. A superfan of the award-winning show, Baldwin on Sunday joined Michael Imperioli (Christopher Moltisanti) and Steve Schirripa […]

‘Sopranos’ Prequel Film Taps Alessandro Nivola for Lead Role

Actor Alessandro Nivola is in talks to play Dickey Moltisanti in 'The Sopranos' prequel movie for New Line Cinema and Warner Bros.

‘Sopranos’ Prequel Movie in the Works at New Line

Creator David Chase co-wrote the movie with 'Sopranos' writer Lawrence Konner.

‘The Sopranos’ Ending Still Makes Creator David Chase “Want to Cry”

“I’m filled with sadness when I see that ending. I get all choked up — just thinking about it, I get all choked up,” he said on Sunday.