The prequel to the hit show, Sopranos, is now filming the movie.
“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:
Please note that the movie is filming in the New York City area and casting directors are only looking for area locals to fill the paid extras roles.
GWCI is seeking NONUNION children ages 6 – 14 to portray 1960’s Amusement Park Kids. Works Tuesday 5/14 in Rye, NY with fitting on Saturday 5/11. Exterior work for the featured film Newark!
PAID WORK! Nonunion rate is $165/10hrs.
Must not have been previously fit for this, or been contacted for this work already!
Girls must have collar bone hair or shorter, or be willing to cut it to collar bone length!
If interested/available, please email Newark@gwcnyc.com and change subject line to read “FB Amusement Park Kids – AVAIL 5/14” Please include the following in the body of the email:
-Your Child’s Name
-Age & Date of Birth of your child(ren)
-Photos & Clothing sizes of your child(ren)
-Expiration of your child’s NYS Work Permit & if you have a trust account set up
-Fully avail 5/11 & 5/14 for fitting
Be sure to also check out all the other shows & movies that may be holding auditions or casting calls in New York.