A further huge name has joined the upcoming Sopranos prequel movei, The Quite a few Saints of Newark: Ray Liotta.
The news, through Deadline, comes as a pleasant surprise thinking of the actor’s comprehensive background in mob films getting starred in the ultimate classic Goodfellas.
Of his new gig, Liotta mentioned, “I am thrilled to be operating with David Chase and Alan Taylor on The Quite a few Saints of Newark. David’s talent is unmatched and the directing of Alan Taylor tends to make this even a lot more fascinating. I respect them each immensely and appear forward to creating this specific project with New Line.”
Liotta is not the first Goodfellas actor to seem in The Sopranos universe either. For the duration of the show’s original run, film stars Lorraine Bracco, Michael Imperioli, Frank Vincent, and Tony Sirico all appeared in substantial roles.
The Sopranos prequel film, The Quite a few Saints of Newark, has discovered its young Tony Soprano — and the casting could not be a lot more great.
Deadline reports that Michael Gandolfini, the son of the late James Gandolfini, will take on the younger version of the function his father iconically originated. The 19-year-old actor, who not too long ago appeared on HBO’s The Deuce, will play the teenage Tony ahead of he became a New Jersey crime boss.
According to the web-site, show creator David Chase and the other filmmakers chose the younger Gandolfini soon after an comprehensive audition method. He is mentioned to have impressed them with not only his physical resemblance to his dad, but also his potential to mirror Tony’s mannerisms and screen presence, and his general understanding of the character.
“It is a profound honor to continue my dad’s legacy even though stepping into the footwear of a young Tony Soprano,” Gandolfini told Deadline in a statement. “I’m thrilled that I’m going to have the chance to operate with David Chase and the extraordinary enterprise of talent he has assembled for The Quite a few Saints of Newark.”
A further day, yet another Sopranos prequel casting update!
The film, titled The Quite a few Saints of Newark, is welcoming aboard Corey Stoll and Billy Magnussen according to Wide variety who broke the news. Viewers may possibly recognize Stoll from Television gigs on Home of Cards, The Romanoffs and The Strain or his current function as Buzz Aldrin opposite Ryan Gosling in Initially Man.
Inform Me a Story‘s Billy Magnussen is slated to seem in Disney’s upcoming reside-action Aladdin and starred in the Netflix restricted series Maniac alongside Jonah Hill and Emma Stone.
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The cast of the upcoming Sopranos prequel film, The Quite a few Saints of Newark, is filling up its cast with two new additions.
Just before Monday, New Line’s upcoming project had only cast 1 star: Alessandro Nivola (The Wizard of Lies), who will take on the function of Dickie Moltisanti — Christopher’s (Michael Imperioli) father. Now, the huge screen project has added Marvel’s The Punisher and Walking Dead star Jon Bernthal, alongside Bates Motel alum Vera Farmiga, Wide variety reports.
No word has been released about the roles Bernthal or Farmiga will play at this time but fans ought to anticipate the use of numerous characters from the Soprano universe. The Quite a few Saints of Newark follows the riots that took spot in the New Jersey city in the course of the ’60s.
The film is becoming co-written by The Sopranos creator David Chase and producer Lawrence Konner, so it’ll probably include numerous throwbacks to its series inspiration. Meanwhile, Alan Taylor — who directed a handful of episodes in the course of the show’s run — is attached to direct the project, and Nicole Lambert and Marcus Viscidi will serve as executive producers.
This news comes days ahead of the Season two premiere of Bernthal’s Netflix series Marvel’s The Punisher. He also not too long ago reprised his function as Shane in The Walking Dead‘s ninth season.
Farmiga is slated to seem in Netflix’s upcoming drama Central Park 5. She wrapped her run in Bates Motel in 2017 and appeared in Amazon Prime Video’s Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams in 2018.