STAR OF “THE SOPRANOS” PREQUEL REVEALS DETAILS
The star of the upcoming “The Sopranos” prequel says a young Tony Soprano will be a part of the film – but had good reason to be careful about how much else he revealed about “The Many Saints of Newark.”
Alessandro Nivola talked about the project on the red carpet Wednesday before a panel discussion led by creator David Chase to celebrate the 20th anniversary of “The Sopranos” in New York.
“I guess I got to be kind of discreet about it, so David Chase doesn’t kill me,” Nivola said. “I’m playing Dickie Moltisanti, who is the central character in the movie, and he is Christopher Moltisanti’s dad.”
Christopher Moltisanti, who was played by Michael Imperioli in the series, was a protege of Tony Soprano, the New Jersey mob boss portrayed by James Gandolfini.
Though the elder Moltisanti never appeared in the series, he is often mentioned as part of Christopher’s backstory.