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Star of the upcoming “The Sopranos” prequel reveals details

January 10, 2019

NEW YORK (AP) — The star of the upcoming “The Sopranos” prequel film is breaking the code of silence and revealing details.

Alessandro Nivola tells The Associated Press that he will play the father of Christopher Moltisanti, who was played by Michael Imperioli in the series, and that a young Tony Soprano will be featured.

The film, called “The Many Saints of Newark,” begins in 1967 with the backdrop of the race riots that tore through Newark, New Jersey, and Nivola says racial tension is “a big part of the story.”

Nivola cited “weird coincidences” that told him this role was meant for him, including the fact that his real-life neighbor is Tim Van Patten, who directed many episodes of “The Sopranos.”

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