The Many Saints of Newark

I’ve finally seen the trailer for the long-awaited prequel to The Sopranos titled The Many Saints of Newark. If you haven’t seen the trailer yet, you can check it out here:

This movie looks amazing! James Gandolfini’s son Michael plays a young Tony Soprano. Vera Farmiga plays Tony’s mother Livia. Jon Bernthal plays his dad, Johnny Boy Soprano. Ray Liotta is in the cast as well, but I don’t know who he’s playing.

The movie takes place during the “Long Hot Summer” of 1967. Tony looks to be in his late teens here. James Gandolfini was born in 1961, which would make him about six years old when this movie takes place. So either Tony was a decade older than the actor who played him, or they’re retconning his age. I’m not sure which it is, but it won’t bother me too much. I’m stoked to see this flick and I can suspend some disbelief for a couple hours.

The Many Saints of Newark has a release date of October 1, 2021.