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James Gandolfini’s son revives iconic mobster in chilling trailer for The Many Saints of Newark

Tony Soprano is back! James Gandolfini’s real life son revives iconic mobster in chilling new trailer for origin story prequel The Many Saints of Newark

  • HBO Max released a first look at the origin story of Tony Soprano in the trailer for the upcoming Sopranos prequel, The Many Saints of Newark, on Tuesday
  • The film uncovers the origin story of Tony Soprano, played by the late James Gandolfini’s son Michael Gandolfini 
  • David Chase, the creator of The Sopranos, co-wrote the upcoming film adaptation
  • The Many Saints of Newark will be released in theaters and simultaneously on HBO Max October 1 

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The late James Gandolfini returns as the voice of Tony Soprano to kick off the chilling new trailer for Sopranos prequel film, The Many Saints of Newark.

HBO Max released a two-minute long first look into the origin story of the infamous North Jersey crime boss, on Tuesday. 

Michael Gandolfini, James’ real life son, plays young Tony in the film and embraces the grit, street smarts and intense family loyalty first embodied by his father in the role.

Tony Soprano is back: HBO Max released a two-minute long first look into the origin story of the infamous North Jersey crime boss with a new trailer for The Many Saints of Newark, on Tuesday

The trailer begins with a voice-over from James Gandolfini as the adult Tony Soprano: ‘When I was a kid, guys like me were brought up to follow codes.’ 

The Many Saints of Newark stars Alessandro Nivola, Michael Gandolfini, Vera Farmiga, Ray Liotta, Jon Bernthal, Corey Stoll, Billy Magnussen, and John Magaro.

Alessandro plays Dickie Moltisanti, a familiar surname to any fan of the iconic HBO show who knows all too well Christopher Moltisanti, played by the incomparable Michael Imperioli.

Dickie was never seen during the drama’s tenure on television but referenced several times as a sort of mentor of Tony Soprano, who was famously played by James Gandolfini. 

Like father: Michael Gandolfini, James' real life son, plays young Tony in the film and embraces the grit, street smarts and intense family loyalty first embodied by his father in the role

 Like father: Michael Gandolfini, James’ real life son, plays young Tony in the film and embraces the grit, street smarts and intense family loyalty first embodied by his father in the role

Ensemble: The Many Saints of Newark stars Alessandro Nivola, Michael Gandolfini, Vera Farmiga, Ray Liotta, Jon Bernthal, Corey Stoll, Billy Magnussen, and John Magaro

Ensemble: The Many Saints of Newark stars Alessandro Nivola, Michael Gandolfini, Vera Farmiga, Ray Liotta, Jon Bernthal, Corey Stoll, Billy Magnussen, and John Magaro

The Soprano family tree is a bit of a twisted one as Dickie is the cousin of Tony’s wife Carmela (Edie Falco), however Tony refers to her second cousin Christopher (Imperioli) solely as his nephew. 

Dickie is ‘a charismatic but violent made man who falls in love with his father’s much younger bride, a recent immigrant from Italy,’ according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The Sopranos centered around mob boss Tony Soprano and his dealings with his family and The Family while also seeking treatment for panic attacks. 

The hit show was one of the first of it’s kind and ran for six seasons on HBO from 1999 to 2007.

It made a star of actor James Gandolfini, won numerous awards including Golden Globes, Emmys and SAG Awards, and is often credited for the kicking off the stellar trend of television dramas in the 2000s and 2010s.

Gandolfini died suddenly of a heart attack while visiting Rome, Italy, on June 19, 2013. He was 51.

The Many Saints of Newark will be released in theaters and simultaneously on HBO Max October 1.   

Made men: The Many Saints of Newark will be released in theaters and simultaneously on HBO Max October 1

Made men: The Many Saints of Newark will be released in theaters and simultaneously on HBO Max October 1

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