Despite being attached to one of the most critically acclaimed television series of all time, the Sopranos prequel The Many Saints of Newark has gone a bit under the radar since the project was first announced. Well, actor and star John Magaro has now provided a more in-depth look at the film’s plot, which will hopefully help place The Many Saints of Newark on the must-see lists.
Part of it is about Tony Soprano’s roots – Michael Gandolfini plays one of the versions of young Tony, and he’s amazing in it. The real focus though is on Dickie Moltsanti (played by Alessandro Nivola), who is the father of Christopher Moltisanti [one of the series’ main protagonists]. ”
Jean Magaro, who plays a younger version of Tony Soprano’s right-hand man Silvio Dante in the film, also touched on putting himself in the shoes of an already established character. Beautifully performed by Steven Van Zandt throughout The Sopranos original race, Magaro is convinced that he, and everyone who has played familiar characters, has respected their respective legacies.
“I will say that for those of us who had to play already established characters, it was a huge weight on our shoulders. We know how much these characters mean to people. I think everyone who plays these characters really help out, and I hope the fans won’t be disappointed by that. ”
“I was a huge and still am a huge fan of the Sopranos; I had the poster on my wall in high school and I watched it every Sunday night,” Magaro continued. “Back then, I was like, ‘Wow, this is a cool crowd show,’ but now I see it’s obviously so much more.” He went on to describe The Many Saints of Newark as “difficult” for David Chase, but praised the writer for creating something that is full of “dark humor, silliness and social political commentary.” Really, the Sopranos prequel could very well be one of the highlights of the year.
Directed by Alan Taylor and written by David Chase and Lawrence Konner, The Many Saints of Newark will precede David Chase’s hit crime drama The Sopranos, providing a glimpse into the formative years of New Jersey gangster Tony Soprano. The project has assembled a stellar cast that includes Jon Bernthal (The Walking Dead, The Punisher) as Giovanni Francis “Johnny Boy” Soprano, the father of crime boss Tony Soprano, originally played by Joseph Siravo in six episodes of the HBO channel. drama and Vera Farmiga (The Departed, The Conjuring), who plays Giovanni’s wife and Tony’s mother, Livia Soprano, in a role originally played by Nancy Marchand. The real son of the late great James Gandolfini, Michael Gandolfini, also stars as the young Tony Soprano.
The supporting cast includes Alessandro Nivola (A Most Violent Year) as Dickie Moltisanti, father of Christopher Moltisanti, member of the DiMeo crime family, played by Michael Imperioli in The Sopranos, as well as Corey Stoll (Ant-Man ), Billy Magnussen (No Time to Die), Leslie Odom Jr. (Murder on the Orient Express), Joey Diaz (Spider-Man 2) and Ray Liotta (Goodfellas).
The Many Saints of Newark is set to hit screens on September 24, 2021, having been pushed back a year from its original release date. Much like the rest of the Warner Bros. 2021 projects, The Many Saints of Newark will be released in theaters and on HBO Max simultaneously. This comes to us from NME.
Topics: The Many Saints of Newark, The Sopranos