Filming for 'The Sopranos' prequel movie, which is titled 'The Many Saints of Newark' is well underway and we have got our first look at Michael Gandolfini in action as a young Tony Soprano.
The 19-year-old takes on the role his father was made famous for and very much looks the part, as you can see:
Michael Gandolfini playing a young Tony Soprano. Superb. pic.twitter.com/n1Dc99AinJ
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first images from The Sopranos prequel movie 'The Many Saints of Newark', showing Michael Gandolfini stepping into the shoes of his late Dad...due to be released September 2020 pic.twitter.com/k7I5kckrId
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Apparently extensive auditions were held for the role of a young Tony, but once Michael showed up, he nailed it with his natural likeness to his father and how he could imitate his mannerisms.
'The Many Saints of Newark' sees original 'Sopranos' creator David Chase back on board as he takes fans back to where it all began for this iconic mob boss.
Jon Bernthal has also been spotted on set although it's not clear yet what his role is.
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While production is now underway, it will be a while before we get to see 'The Many Saints of Newark', as it's not set to arrive in cinemas until September 25th, 2020.