Warner Bros. launches the highly anticipated first trailer of “The Saints of Newark”
On Tuesday, “The Sopranos” fans finally got what they had been waiting for: the first look of the show’s upcoming prequel movie “Many Saints of Newark”.
Warner Bros. released the first trailer for this highly anticipated crime drama, and it did not disappoint.
The trailer gave fans the first opportunity to see 21-year-old Michael Gandolfini playing the young Tony soprano in the movie, following in the footsteps of his late father. James Gandolfini played the crime boss in all six seasons of The Sopranos from 1999 to 2007, and then died of a heart attack in 2013.
“Newark All Saints” tells the story of a young soprano during the Newark riots in 1967, and illustrates the racial tensions that arose in the city at the time.
This five-day race riot was triggered by rumours that a black taxi driver was beaten to death by a white policeman in Newark.
Facts have proved that the taxi driver did not die, but the Newark protests were consistent with other demonstrations triggered by ethnic tensions that broke out across the United States at that time. A total of 26 people were killed.
Fans also had the first chance to see Alessandro Nivola as Christopher Mortisanti’s father Dicky Mortisanti; Jon Bernthal as Tony’s father, “Johnny Boy” soprano ; Vera Famiga as Tony’s mother Livia Soprano; and Kristall as Tony’s uncle, junior soprano.
The trailer also highlights the intimate relationship between the young Tony and Dicky, which is similar in some respects to the father-son dynamics between Tony and Christopher in “The Sopranos”.
“Many Saints” translates to “Molti Santi” in Italian, so it tells you everything you need to know about Dickie’s central position in the storyline of the upcoming movie.
Leslie Odom Jr Also appeared in the first trailer of the movie, although his specific role is still unknown.
Philadelphia native told New Music Express, A British entertainment website, his role is working for the Dimeo crime family in the movie.
“I am a happy artist,” Little Odom said of his work experience in this film. “I’m very happy to talk about how the story of immigrants conflicted with the story of the black people who were deprived of their citizenship at the time. This is simply inciting. The city is on fire.”
Last but not least, the trailer provides fans with photos of the iconic Satriale’s Pork Store, which is famous in “The Sopranos.”
The film also features Billy Magnussen as Pauli “Walnut” Guardieri, John Magaro as Silvio Dante, and Ray Liotta and Michela De Rossi.
“Many Saints of Newark” was written and produced by David Chase, creator of “The Sopranos”. Lawrence Konner (Lawrence Konner) has also written many “Sopranos” episodes, and is also the screenwriter and producer of this upcoming movie. The film is directed by Alan Taylor, who also directed nine episodes of “The Sopranos.”
The film was shot in Newark and other places in New Jersey.