Corey Stoll and Billy Magnussen Join ‘Sopranos’ Movie Prequel

Corey Stoll and Billy Magnussen are set to join the ensemble of the ‘The Sopranos’ movie prequel, ‘The Many Saints of Newark.’

They join Alessandro Nivola, Jon Bernthal, and Vera Farmiga, who had previously been added to the cast. More players from the ‘Sopranos’ lore are expected to be coming on board.

The film is set during the Newark riots in the ’60s.

Stoll has been busy on both the big and small screens, most recently appearing as Buzz Aldrin in ‘First Man.’ On TV, he had roles in ‘The Romanoffs’ and ‘The Strain.’ Stoll can next be seen in the ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest’ Netflix series, ‘Ratched.’

As for Magnussen, he has a busy year ahead with Netflix’s ‘Velvet Buzzsaw’ and Disney’s ‘Aladdin.’

So far, Alan Taylor is directing a script from series creator David Chase and producer Lawrence Konner. Meanwhile, Chase has been hands on in the casting process, hand-picking Alessandro Nivola to play Dickie Moltisanti.  Now, we have Stoll and Magnussen in their mystery roles.

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Filming will begin on April 3rd and is expected to wrap on June 10th. Locations will include various parts of New York and New Jersey. Moreover, they have hired production designer Bob Shaw. His credits include ‘The Wolf of Wall Street,’ ‘The Irishman,’ ‘Boardwalk Empire.’ Also, he worked on the original ‘Sopranos’ series.

A release date for the film has yet to be officially announced by New Line Cinema.

Source: Variety

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