‘Sopranos’ Prequel Cast Adds ‘Hamilton’ Star Leslie Odom Jr.

/Film | 3/20/2019 | Chris Evangelista
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‘Sopranos’ Prequel Cast Adds ‘Hamilton’ Star Leslie Odom Jr.

What’s that? You thought casting on the Sopranos prequel movie The Many Saints of Newark was over and done with? Think again! Leslie Odom Jr., who won a Tony award for playing Aaron Burr in Hamilton, is the latest name to climb aboard the movie. As has been the case for most of the casting surrounding this film, Odom Jr.’s role is being kept a secret. More on the Sopranos prequel movie cast below.

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Deadline broke the news about Leslie Odom Jr. joining The Many Saints of Newark cast. The actor joins Alessandro Nivola, Vera Farmiga, Ray Liotta, Jon Bernthal, Corey Stoll, Billy Magnussen, John Magaro and Michael Gandolfini in the film, which is set against the backdrop of the 1960s Newark riots, when African-Americans and Italian-Americans were clashing.

While it’s yet to be confirmed who Odom Jr. is playing, Deadline says that they’ve “heard that Odom figures directly into that conflict which involves Dickie Moltisanti (Nivola), who is the father of Tony Soprano’s lieutenant Christopher (played in the series by Michael Imperioli).” Besides Nivola, the only other actor in the cast who has had their part confirmed is Michael Gandolfini. Gandolfini is the son of late actor James Gandolfini, who played Tony Soprano on the original series. Michael will be playing the younger...
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