“The Sopranos'” movie, “The Many Saints Of Newark,” is finally getting its official release date (unless something else happens, we don’t know) set for September 24, 2021. That is almost a whole year after the original one planned out.
The prequel — produced by New Line Cinemas and released by Warner Bros. — was originally slated to hit theaters and streaming services in September 2020, as per Variety.
Then, the mafia film was later rescheduled over the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
“The Many Saints of Newark” is set as the orgin story for HBO’s iconic drama — which ran from 1999 to 2007. The mob flick follows the DiMeo crime family as they vie with rival factions over the riot-ravaged streets of 1960s Newark, New Jersey.
Michael Gandolfini — late James’ son — will portray young Tony Soprano. The actor, 21, revealed last year that he never even watched his dad’s legendary show until he was cast in the prequel.
Other stars cast for the movie are Leslie Odom Jr. of “Hamilton” fame, Jon Bernthal, Corey Stoll, Alessandro Nivola, Billy Magnussen, John Magaro, Michela De Rossi, Ray Liotta and Vera Farmiga.
“The Many Saints of Newark” will simultaneously hit theaters and the HBO Max streaming service.