Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Sopranos Prequel Trailer for “Many Saints of Newark” Plays Up Young Tony, to Connect Audience with Film


The trailer is here for David Chase’s “Many Saints of Newark,” the prequel to “The Sopranos.”

The trailer plays up Michael Gandolfini as young tony Soprano and starts with a voice over from the late James Gandolfini.

I’m told that the trailer doesn’t adequately portray the movie in its fullness as Alessandro Nivola and Vera Farmiga are the real stars, as Dickie Moltisanti and Livia Soprano. But I guess this is the way to bring back the TV audience, which is fine. I hope the next trailer shows more of the actual film. I can’t wait to see it!

And yes, “The Sopranos” theme song, “Woke Up This Morning,” is heard. A pleasure.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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