'Sopranos' Prequel Movie Casts Corey Stoll, Billy Magnussen
It's been a busy week for the "Sopranos" prequel movie, which has invited two additional stars to join the growing ensemble.
Variety broke the news that actors Corey Stoll ("Ant-Man," "First Man") and Billy Magnussen (the upcoming "Aladdin" remake) are the latest to be cast in the flick, called "The Many Saints of Newark." As with previous casting announcements, nothing has been revealed about their roles so far. (And once again, studio New Line has not commented on Variety's report.)
Just yesterday, Jon Bernthal and Vera Farmiga were also revealed to have joined "The Many Saints of Newark." Alessandro Nivola was previously announced to star as Dickie Moltisanti, the uncle of Tony Soprano (played by James Gandolfini in "The Sopranos," and set to be portrayed as a young boy in the flick). The film is set among the Newark, New Jersey riots of the 1960s, and focuses on Dickie and the mob's operations back in that era.
"Sopranos" creator David Chase is co-writing the script and producing, and according to Variety, he hand-picked Stoll and Magnussen for their parts, as well as Nivola. Chase is clearly passionate about this project, and it's exciting to see the film finally start to come together.
Stay tuned for more.