The film is set in the explosive era of the Newark riots, when rival gangsters began to rise up, challenging the all-powerful DiMeo crime family’s hold over the city.
New Line Cinema’s The Many Saints of Newark, a prequel to the HBO drama series The Sopranos, will be released in theatres in UAE and KSA on October 7, 2021.
Warner Bros. Pictures and New Line Cinema obtained the rights to produce The Many Saints of Newark alongside HBO Films.
The film stars Alessandro Nivola, Tony winner Leslie Odom Jr, Jon Bernthal, Corey Stoll, Michael Gandolfini, Billy Magnussen, Michela De Rossi, John Magaro, with Emmy winner Ray Liotta and Oscar nominee Vera Farmiga.
Alan Taylor, who won an Emmy for his directing work on The Sopranos, has helmed the film from a screenplay by series creator David Chase and Lawrence Konner, based on characters created by Chase. It is produced by Chase, Konner and Nicole Lambert, with Michael Disco, Marcus Viscidi, Toby Emmerich and Richard Brener serving as executive producers.
Taylor’s behind-the-scenes creative team includes director of photography Kramer Morgenthau, production designer Bob Shaw, Oscar-nominated editor Christopher Tellefsen and costume designer Amy Westcott.
The Many Saints of Newark was shot on location in New Jersey and New York, and several characters from the original series that inspired the film are featured in the movie. During its six-season run, The Sopranos—was awarded 21 Primetime Emmy Awards, five Golden Globe Awards, and two Peabody Awards, to name only a few.