Sopranos Fans Eagerly Await Film

Sopranos Fans Eagerly Await Film

October 22, 2021 0 By Stephen Callahan

An Origin Story for the Ages
Few TV shows stand the test of time the way The Sopranos has. As one of HBO’s first hit series, the mafia drama nabbed just about every award out there. Critics hailed the work of its cast, especially James Gandolfini as Tony Soprano and Edie Falco in the role of his wife Carmela. The hard-hitting scenes and comedic relief of many characters made this a series unlike any other.

A Tragedy Befalls the Soprano Family
When James Gandolfini passed away of a heart attack at the age of 51, fans and friends of the actor were absolutely stunned. Although the series had been wrapped for a few years, many were looking forward to what Gandolfini’s next chapter might be. And a lot of fans had been secretly holding out hope for a Soprano movie. However, not all hope was lost. Creator David Chase had been cooking up an idea that did not require Gandolfini in his titanic role.

A Newark Tale
In the show, there had been many references to the Moltisanti family. Christopher Moltisanti, played by Michael Imperioli, was one of the main characters, after all. Chase’s new movie is steeped in the world of Tony Soprano and his upbringing but does not necessarily hone in on his own turn as a mafia novice. Instead, The Many Saints of Newark tracks more closely the rise of Dickie Moltisanti, a character that has always intrigued David Chase.

The Prodigal Son
Although the story does not center on his character so much, Tony Soprano is still in the mix. He’s growing up and learning the rules in this unique environment. So it only seems fitting that Michael Gandolfini, James Gandolfini’s beloved son, will be taking the role. Not only does the actor love the Sopranos universe, but he also bears a striking resemblance to his dad. For those who loved this show, the premiere of this Newark story is bound to induce nostalgia and set hearts aflutter. With a special knack for keeping audiences engaged, Chase has proven his worth as a creator time and time again.