The prequel to the hit show, Sopranos, is now filming the movie.
“Newark” is described as the prequel to the “Sopranos” and is being filmed as a full length feature film. If you are a Sopranos fan, don’t get too exited yet… Seems that the current date that “Newark” will be hitting theaters is in September of 2020, which gives us quite the wait.
“The Sopranos” prequel will actually hit theaters about 13 years after the original HBO show ended it’s run.
“The Sopranos” was set in New Jersey, where mob boss Tony Soprano, found himself in a bit of a mental breakdown which caused him to actually seek professional counseling. The show was created by David Chase, who is also involved in the upcoming movie, and also starred Lorraine Bracco and Edie Falco. The show ran from 1999 to 2007 with 2019 being the show’s 20 year anniversary.
As of now, the upcoming movie is titled “Newark” and according to Variety, “Newark” will star Alessandro Nivola, Vera Farmiga, Ray Liotta, Jon Bernthal, Corey Stoll, Billy Magnussen, and John Magaro. The Variety story also mentions that Michael Gandolfini, the son of “Sopranos” star James Gandolfini, is on-board and will actually play a younger Tony Soprano, a role made famous by his father, James Gandolfini. There is also a good chance that other characters from the “Sopranos” TV series may also appear in the upcoming movie.
According to reports, “Newark” is set in the late 60’s in… Newark, New Jersey and may focus on the Newark riots of 1967 which saw a feud between African Americans and Italian Americans turn into a blood bath which produced a body count of 26.
Interested? Here are the casting calls for the Sopranos movie:
Specific casting calls listed below:
GWC is seeking African American Boys and Girls ages 3-13 to portray Featured 1967 Children of a Principle Actor for the film NEWARK. Works tentatively Friday June 7th in Long Island, NY. There will also be a fitting tomorrow 6/6 in Manhattan.
This is paid background work! Rate is $165.
-Everyone must have valid, unexpired, unrestricted US-issued ID
-Child must have valid NY child performer work permit and trust account
Please email email@example.com with:
-Child’s Full name
-Child’s age and date of birth
-Note whether your child is SAGAFTRA or Non-Union
-Guardian phone number
-does your child have a valid NY child performer work permit? If so, what is the expiration date?
-does your child have a trust account set up?
– Confirm your child is comfortable receiving a 1960s style haircut/trim if needed.
– Available for 6/7. We require FULL DAY/NIGHT AVAILABILITY.
– Is your child available to come in for a fitting in Manhattan tomorrow 6/6?
-all of your child’s sizes (whatever you know from the following): Boys:Height, Weight, jacket, shirt size (S,M,L,XL), neck, sleeve, waist, inseam, and shoe sizes; Girls: Height, Weight, shirt size (S,M,L,XL), bust, waist, hips, dress, and shoe.
-Attach 2-3 good quality photos that clearly depict your child’s current look and current hair length (no headshots please).
-confirm you are a Tri-State area local
-what IDs can you provide for your child’s I9? (please note if you have a visa or restricted ID of any kind)
We will let you know if we are able to get your child on.
PLEASE NOTE: must have 1960s appropriate hair (BOYS- +2 inches all around. NO shaved sides, edging, buzzcuts, fades, highlights, etc. // GIRLS- about shoulder length or above, no ombre, weaves, braids, etc.). Must be willing to receive a haircut/trim to match the period if needed.
Please write in the subject line of your email: “FB, KIDS OF PRINCIPLE”