Deadline is exclusively reporting that Ray Liotta is set to join the cast of The Sopranos prequel film The Many Saints of Newark at New Line.
David Chase created The Sopranos, which focused on New Jersey mob boss Tony Soprano, dealing with personal and professional issues in his home and business life, which affects his mental state that leads him to seek professional psychiatric counselling. The series ran for six seasons on HBO through 1999 to 2007.
The film is set to take place during the 1960’s, when the African-Americans and the Italians of Newark were at each other’s throats, and amongst the gangsters of each group, those conflicts became especially lethal.
Though the report doesn’t know what role Liotta will be playing, he released a statement saying:
I am thrilled to be working with David Chase and Alan Taylor on The Many Saints of Newark. David’s talent is unmatched and the directing of Alan Taylor makes this even more exciting. I respect them both immensely and look forward to making this special project with New Line.
The Many Saints of Newark is being directed by Alan Taylor with production set to commence at the end of Spring. Liotta joins a cast that includes Alessandro Nivola, Jon Bernthal, Vera Farmiga, Corey Stoll,Billy Magnussen and Michael Gandolfini.