First look at James Gandolfini's son playing a young Tony Soprano in The Many Saints of Newark

Chris Edwards
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Photo credit: Warner Bros - YouTube
Photo credit: Warner Bros - YouTube

From Digital Spy

The Sopranos spin-off movie The Many Saints of Newark has unveiled a first look at James Gandolfini's son in the role of a young Tony Soprano.

Michael Gandolfini is stepping into his father's shoes for the upcoming prequel movie, which will take place decades before the events of David Chase's iconic TV series.

The first look comes as part of Warner Bros' HBO Max 'Same Day Premieres' trailer, in which all its major releases of the year – including Dune, The Suicide Squad, Godzilla vs Kong, Space Jam 2 and The Matrix 4 – are also teased.

You can see the young Tony Soprano about 21 seconds in.

Photo credit: Warner Bros - YouTube
Photo credit: Warner Bros - YouTube

Related: The Sopranos prequel Many Saints of Newark gets delayed again

The prequel is set in the 1960s, during the events of the infamous Newark race riots involving Italians and African-Americans. It will also see rival gangster gangsters challenge the DiMeo family's hold over the city.

When first cast in the role his father made famous, Gandolfini said: "It's a profound honour to continue my dad's legacy while stepping into the shoes of a young Tony Soprano.

"I'm thrilled that I'm going to have the opportunity to work with David Chase and the incredible company of talent he has assembled for The Many Saints of Newark."

The original TV show aired between 1999 and 2007 and won numerous awards, including 21 Primetime Emmys.

The Many Saints of Newark is set for release on September 24, 2021.

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