'Sopranos' movie gets release date and a new title ... 'Newark'

James Gandolfini and Edie Falco in

James Gandolfini and Edie Falco in"The Sopranos

The prequel of the unforgettable, critically-acclaimed HBO series "The Sopranos" has an official title and a release date. He directed nine episodes of "The Sopranos" throughout its lifespan, in addition to seven episodes of "Game of Thrones", as well as feature films "Thor: The Dark World" and "Terminator Genisys".

The young actor was smiling while sitting in the booth, with a sign visible that reads, 'This booth is reserved for the Soprano family'. (Robert Iler) for a quiet dinner. It ran for six seasons before ending in 2007.

Mafia ties: In the show's final scene, Gandolfini's Tony Soprano visits a local diner with his wife Carmela (Edie Falco) and his son Anthony Jr.

Newark is slated to be released in theaters on September 25th, 2020.

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

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Joining Gandolfini is Alesandro Nivola as Dickie Moltisanti, the father of Christopher Moltisanti (Michael Imperioli) from the original series.

Titled Newark, the movie "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".

Many characters from the original "Sopranos" series are expected to appear in "Newark" so numerous actors hired already could be playing the younger versions of the ones made famous on the show.

In terms of casting, a long list of respected names will be seen in the film, including Alessandro Nivola, Vera Farmiga, Ray Liotta, Jon Bernthal, Corey Stoll, Billy Magnussen, John Magaro and Michael Gandolfini, the latter who's playing a younger version of the role his late father once made legendary; New Jersey kingpin Tony Soprano.

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