The first trailer for “The Many Saints of Newark” is right here and it appears unimaginable
If you’ve been frozen in your sofa together with your jaw on the ground because the night time of June 10, 2007 once we final noticed the household of Jersey mob boss Tony Soprano enter a diner and fade to black, you’re going to be very excited by the information that the primary trailer for The Many Saints of Newark is right here. The hotly-anticipated prequel to HBO’s iconic 2000s collection The Sopranos gained’t be launched till later this yr however the trailer is so good it would tide us over for the subsequent few agonizing months.
“When I was a kid, guys like me were brought up to follow codes,” the older Tony says in voiceover because the trailer begins.
Every legend should begin someplace.
The Many Saints of Newark, a prequel to The Sopranos, might be in theaters and streaming solely on HBO Max October 1. pic.twitter.com/qn48MhI6r6
— HBO Max (@hbomax) June 29, 2021
*screams in gabogool*
The trailer opens on a teenage Tony Soprano getting right into a battle and after I inform you I broke out in full-body chills, I’m not remotely kidding. You see, your eyes aren’t deceiving you — younger Tony actually does appear to be the grownup model as a result of the actor enjoying him is Michael Gandolfini, the late James Gandolfini’s son. Casting can’t get any higher than that.
It seems that the younger Gandolfini actually nails this position, channeling his late father’s voice, mannerisms, and staggering display presence. He is Tony Soprano. The prequel will observe a younger Tony as uncle Dickie Moltisanti (sure, father of Christopher Moltisanti) mentors him as he enters the “family business” amid the backdrop of the Newark riots. The movie incorporates a group of gangsters who “challenge the DiMeo crime family’s control of the Jersey underworld,” in line with Variety.
The film was produced partly by Sopranos creator David Chase and directed by Alan Taylor, who additionally directed a number of episodes of the collection, which explains how the trailer echoes the gritty vibe of the present.
If you watched The Sopranos, you’ll recall that Tony performed the identical kind of mentor position to Dickie’s son Christopher, so it will likely be very cool to see that earlier relationship develop and assist us perceive Tony’s loyalty (properly, till a lot afterward) to Christopher.
And can we please discuss Vera Farmiga’s spot-on flip as a youthful Livia Soprano? It’s truthfully scary how properly she faucets into Livia’s poisonous model of parenting throughout a scene the place a faculty steering counselor explains to an unmoved Livia that whereas Tony clearly isn’t attempting very arduous in class, exams present he’s truly very clever. “The results tell us he’s a leader,” the counselor says as Livia scoffs. Side notice: Farmiga’s model of Livia actually has a Carmella really feel to it that couldn’t have been an accident and I’m very right here for it.
If you’ve by no means seen The Sopranos, I invite you to binge it instantly so when Many Saints is launched in theaters and on HBO Max on October 1, you’ll be able to dive in.