Release date for Sopranos prequel revealed

New Line Cinema Sets Sopranos Prequel Film For September 2020

New Line has announced the title and release date for the upcoming prequel movie: the film, titled Newark, will hit theaters on September 25, 2020, according to Deadline. Both are producing the film as well with Alan Taylor as the director.

The late James Gandolfini as Tony Soprano in The Sopranos in 1999. Although this character never appeared in the HBO series as he was killed before the story's timeline, his legacy and influence were clearly established as someone who helped the family become a legitimate power in the world of organized crime.

Nivola will play young Dickie Moltisanti, the late father of Christopher Moltisanti (played by Michael Imperioli) and cousin of Carmela Soprano. (Robert Iler) for a quiet dinner.

What we know: Newark is set in the era of the Newark riots in the '60s, when African Americans and Italian Americans in the city were at each other's throats.

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As Tony's daughter Meadow (Jamie-Lynn Sigler) runs up to the diner, the bell over the door dings, as Tony looks up and the series cuts to black, leaving fans with an ambiguous ending that was rather controversial.

Now, according to Variety, more has been revealed about the movie - which will explore the earlier years of mafia boss Tony Soprano, including its title and its scheduled release date.

The creator of "The Sopranos", David Chase, and Lawrence Konner are the prequel's screenwriters.

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