'Sopranos' prequel film 'The Many Saints of Newark' gets a new release date

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Don't fuggedaboutit!

Despite being postponed due to COVID-19, "The Sopranos" prequel "The Many Saints of Newark" has finally secured a new release date.

The movie, a prequel to the HBO series set in 1960s Newark, will now open on September 24, 2021.

The film was originally slated to hit theaters and streaming services in September 2020, but was later bumped to March 12 before finally getting moved to the fall of 2021, per Deadline.

Michael Gandolfini, whose late dad James Gandolfini played Tony Soprano, will play the younger version of the mob boss. The cast also includes Alessandro Nivola, Leslie Odom Jr., Jon Bernthal, Billy Magnussen and Ray Liotta.

“The Many Saints of Newark” is described as the origin story for the mob drama, which ran from 1999 to 2007. It's set to follow DiMeo crime family as they compete with their rivals in 1960s Newark, New Jersey.

Due to Warner's agreement, it will be available in theaters and the HBO Max app upon its release.

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