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Ray Liotta joins ‘Sopranos’ prequel film ‘The Many Saints Of Newark’


Ray Liotta, the American actor best known for his portrayal of Henry Hill in the crime drama Goodfellas, is returning to the mob and landed a role in the new Sopranos prequel.

The film, which is it is written by original creator David Chase alongside Lawrence Konner, will be directed by Alan Taylor who was at the helm of a number of Sopranos episodes.

The film will detail the background story of The Sopranos, set in the 1960s during the Newark riots. Some fan-favourite characters from The Sopranos are expected to appear in the film which will be set in the era of the riots – a time when African-Americans and Italians had a fierce rivalry.

One man who will be included, Ray Liotta, explained: “I am thrilled to be working with David Chase and Alan Taylor on The Many Saints of Newark,” Liotta said in an interview with Deadline.

“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,” he added.

On top of that, it has been revealed that James Gandolfini‘s son, Michael Gandolfini, has joined the cast as the young version of mob boss family man, Tony Soprano.