'The Many Saints of Newark' director says casting wasn't a 'gimmick'

It’s certainly fair to say that David Chase taking on a prequel movie for one of the most beloved TV shows, HBO’s The Sopranos, was a risk, but The Many Saints of Newark (released in theatres on Friday, Oct. 1) takes us back to the storytelling fans have been missing since the show ended in 2007.

Director Alan Taylor "had a lot of apprehension" about casting Michael Gandolfini as a younger version of Tony Soprano, made famous by his late father, Michael Gandolfini, in the HBO TV show The Sopranos.

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