We are all well aware that the son of the late James Gandolfini will portray a young Tony Soprano in the upcoming Sopranos prequel film The Many Saints of Newark. Now, we get an early glimpse at what that will look like by way of some on-set shots of Michael Gandolfini taking on the truly iconic role.
The 19-year-old actor is seen below in images shared by The Daily Mail Wednesday shooting in New York. As the attire makes clear, Saints is set in the late 1960s, possibly during the Newark riots in '67.
Sopranos creator David Chase co-penned the prequel's script with Lawrence Konner, whose previous writing credits include Roots and the aforementioned HBO game-changer that started it all. Jon Bernthal, Alessandro Nivola, Vera Farmiga, Leslie Odom Jr., and undisputed GOAT Ray Liotta are also aboard the project to portray characters that will in some way inspire the events that lead to the world of Sopranos we know so well. Expect the movie in theaters on Sept. 25 of next year.
Michael Gandolfini recently stepped into the legacy with a visit to the notorious Holsten's booth in Bloomfield where a certain Sopranos scene took place.