Fans get first glimpse of James Gandolfini’s son playing his character Tony Soprano in new prequel trailer

Legends aren’t born, they’re made — until you’re the son of legendary Sopranos actor James Gandolfini.

In a trailer launched yesterday for the extremely anticipated characteristic movie prequel to what has lengthy been lauded as the best TV present of all time, Gandolfini’s real-life son Michael steps out of his father’s shadow and right into a youthful model of the position that made him well-known, Tony Soprano.

In a stroke of casting genius by unique collection creator David Chase, the comparatively unknown offspring is ready to make his main debut in the star studded blockbuster crime drama The Many Saints of Newark, that chronicles the origin story of the gangster, set in opposition to racial tensions in New Jersey earlier than the 1967 Newark riots.

The cast of The Many Saints of Newark.
Camera IconThe forged of The Many Saints of Newark. Credit: Barry Wetcher/Barry Wetcher

It’s simply as a lot a narrative of fathers and sons on display screen as it’s off, with the trailer opening to the voice over of the late James saying “when I was a kid, guys like me were brought up to follow codes,” lending his assist to the challenge from past the grave.

The first look trailer, that features a lot of foreshadowing to the unique that first hit screens 22 years in the past, follows the connection between a younger Tony and his mentor, uncle Dickie Moltisanti (performed by American Hustle actor Alessandro Nivola).

Moltisanti is of course the daddy of Christopher, who legions of followers already know as Tony’s adopted son and mentee from the unique present.

The Sopranos.
Camera IconThe Sopranos. Credit: Supplied

Joining Michael and Nivola in a nod to the unique is an virtually fully recast ensemble — Vera Farmiga twisting her tongue across the New Jersey accent and donning a prosthetic nostril to tackle a youthful Livia Soprano, Tony’s mom, initially performed by actor Nancy Marchand.

Fans of the now cult traditional TV present had been nervously excited when Chase introduced he was hooked up to a prequel challenge, nervous as a result of reboots have a behavior of by no means being nearly as good as the unique and excited as a result of the final 12 months has made the world just a little nostalgic for easier instances.

Chase enlisted the assistance of the identical director that helmed the TV collection, Alan Taylor, placing nerves comfy as they attempt to take a second chunk on the cash bag that boasts 21 Primetime Emmy Awards, 5 Golden Globes Awards and two Peabody awards. And it seems to be just like the pair might pull it off.

Fans of the TV present flocked to social media to react to the first glimpse — with one writing, “man it was good to hear Tony’s voice again even if it was for a few seconds”.

“We’ve known about this casting for a while, but it’s an emotional trip now **watching** Michael Gandolfini step into his late father James’ iconic role,” Zack Sharf wrote.

Australian audiences will get to see The Many Saints of Newark in cinemas from September 23.

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