The Sopranos prequel Newark gets 2020 release date

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The Sopranos movie has been given a new title... and a release date.

The film prequel to the acclaimed HBO drama series was formerly known as The Many Saints Of Newark, but is now simply called Newark, reported Variety on Thursday.

Publication - Film - Release - Date - September

The publication also revealed the film's release date: September 25, 2020.

The central character of Tony Soprana will be played by the son of James Gandolfini, who made the role famous in the original series.

Michael - Gandolfini - David - Chase-produced - Movie

Michael Gandolfini, 19, will star in the David Chase-produced movie as the younger version of the character his late father portrayed.

And Deadline.com reported last month that Ray Liotta, 64, is in negotiations to come on board the movie set at the time of tensions between African Americans and Italian Americans that led to riots in 1967 in Newark, New Jersey.

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In a statement, Liotta said he was 'thrilled to be working' with Chase and Alan Taylor who is set to direct the film.

'I respect them both immensely and look forward to making this special project with New Line,' he added.

Actor - Henry - Hill - Goodfellas - Newark

The actor, who starred as Henry Hill in 1990's Goodfellas, was born and raised in Newark.

He's the latest Goodfellas actor to be associated with The Sopranos.

People - Scorsese - Film - Roles - HBO

Twenty-seven people who appeared in the Scorsese film also had roles in the HBO series, according to Deadline.com, including Lorraine Bracco, Michael Imperioli, Frank Vincent and Tony Sirico.

He joins the already announced cast of Alessandro Nivola, Vera Farmiga, Jon Bernthal, Billy Magnussen and Corey Stoll.

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