The previous Sopranos film The Many Saints of Newark was pushed back from its March to September release date - one all year after it hit the big screen, Variety reports.
As a Warner Bros. title, the film will get a hybrid release in theaters and on HBO Max. So why the delay, if it goes straight to streaming? Well, pushing the release date back to fall, there's a better chance theaters will be open again, and that also means the film can be considered for the 2021-2022 awards season.
The Many Saints of Newark takes place around the time of the Newark Riots, when rival gangsters have begun to rise up and challenge the grip of the all-powerful criminal family DiMeo over the city. Michael gandolfini will play a younger version of Tony Soprano, the fictional mafia boss played by his late father, James Gandolfini, in the HBO original series. The cast also includes Alessandro Nivola, Leslie Odom Jr., Jon Bernthal, Billy Magnussen and Ray Liotta.
Sopranos creator David Chase wrote the screenplay with Lawrence Konner, while Alan Taylor directs - Konner and Taylor also worked on the original HBO series and both won Emmy Awards for their writing and their production. The critically acclaimed show ran for six seasons on HBO between 1999 and 2007 and won numerous awards.
While we wait for The Many Saints of Newark, check out our list of others upcoming movies for this year.