'The Sopranos' Prequel Movie Gets a New Title, Release Date in 2020

  • 'The Sopranos' Prequel Movie Gets a New Title, Release Date in 2020

'The Sopranos' Prequel Movie Gets a New Title, Release Date in 2020

"The Sopranos" prequel film from New Line Cinema and series creator David Chase has received a release date and the studio says the working title is now "Newark".

"The Sopranos" prequel has a new name and a release date.

Simply titled "Newark", the film will hit theaters on September 25, 2020, more than 13 years after the acclaimed HBO series came to an end.

The Sopranos ran six seasons and won 21 Primetime Emmys, five Golden Globes and a Peabody Award.

The upcoming film will be set in 1960s Newark, New Jersey, and will touch upon the Newark riots, which occurred during the "Long Hot Summer of 1967" when race riots spread across United States cities.

As for the rest of the cast, Alessandro Nivola, Vera Farmiga, Jon Bernthal, Corey Stoll, Billy Magnussen, and John Magaro will all star. The Birth.Movies.Death. staff includes more than a few raging Sopranos fans, and lord knows we're curious about Newark, but I'm also getting the impression that hype levels surrounding this project - at least as far as those of the BMD readership are concerned - are running somewhat low. Though the original series often employed flashbacks to this particular era in Newark history, it's unknown if any of the actors who portrayed younger versions of Soprano wiseguys will be reprising their roles for the film.

Look for "Newark" to land in theaters on September 25, 2020.