Young Tony Soprano Becomes a 'Leader' in 'The Many Saints of Newark' Trailer (Video)

“The Sopranos’ prequel film co-written by creator David Chase opens Oct. 1

“Just say to yourself, this is the last time I’m ever going to steal something,” Dickie says as advice to Tony in the trailer. “It’s that simple.”

“The Many Saints of Newark” comes from a script by the creator of “The Sopranos” David Chase, who co-wrote the film with longtime “Sopranos” staff writer Lawrence Konner. And Alan Taylor, who directed some of the finest episodes of the series, is back to direct the prequel film. But even if you’re not a fan of the iconic HBO series, “Many Saints” is meant to be a standalone movie and gangster epic that can still be enjoyed if you’re not familiar with the backstory.

It’s set specifically in the ’60s when the beating of a Black man by police sparked a string of riots that resulted in days of looting, violence and property destruction in which 26 people were killed and many more were injured. But it shows how with that backdrop Tony Soprano managed to rise up in the ranks in order to challenge the all-powerful DiMeo crime family and their hold over the city.

Alongside Gandolfini and Nivola is a cast that includes Farmiga, Leslie Odom Jr., Jon Bernthal, Corey Stoll, Billy Magnussen, John Magaro, Italian discovery Michela De Rossi and Ray Liotta. To see Liotta briefly cackling in this trailer should be a good nod to Liotta’s “Goodfellas” days as well.

“The Many Saints of Newark” will be released in theaters in the U.S. on October 1 and will be available on HBO Max on the same day for 31 days from the theatrical release. Check out the first trailer here and above. You can also see some new images from the film below:

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