‘Sopranos’ Prequel Movie Postponed to 2021
'Sopranos' prequel film release date delayed until 2021.
Well, that's a bummer! 'The Sopranos' fans will be dismayed to learn they're gonna have to wait another year for the much-anticipated prequel movie based on the crime drama series.
Titled 'The Many Saints of Newark,' the movie was slated to hit theatres in September this year, before it got delayed until 2021 amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. This is the latest of several Hollywood productions massively affected by the coronavirus outbreak, causing lots of rescheduling due to closed theatres.
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As per Michael Gandolfini - the son of the late James Gandolfini, who starred as the Italian-American crime boss Tony Soprano in the HBO crime drama for eight years from 1999 to 2007 - the new release date of the prequel movie is set to March 12. Michael's father died suddenly in Rome on June 19 2013 at the age of 51.
The actor uploaded a photo from the film set, captioning the post: "If the Sopranos believe in anything, it's that family comes first. Few more months of waiting to make sure you and yours are safe. Much love. March 12, 2021."
Michael Gandolfini is one of the lead stars in the upcoming film, which takes place in the 1960s prior to the events in the TV series. He is set to play a younger version of his father's character.
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The rest of the notable cast members include Ray Liotta (Goodfellas) and Vera Farmiga (The Departed).
The movie was filmed at numerous sites in New Jersey last year.