The highly anticipated film The Many Saints Of Newark, the prequel to HBO’s hit series The Sopranos, premiered at the Beacon Theater in New York on Wednesday as part of the Tribeca Film Festival.
Vera Farmiga, who plays Tony’s mother Livia Soprano, joined many of her castmates on the red carpet, which included Michael Gandolfini, who portrayed a young Anthony ‘Tony’ Soprano who was made famous by his late father James Gandolfini.
With a mix of elegance and sex appeal, the actress showed off her incredible figure wearing a plunging red dress and carried a matching handbag.
Stunner: Vera Farmiga, 48, stunned in a plunging red dress at the highly anticipated premiere of The Many Saints of Newark at the Beacon Theater in New York on Wednesday
The longtime grande dame accessorized herself with a pearl necklace and a few rings, and had her dark brown braids styled just to shoulder height, with a part slightly to the left.
After striking several solo poses, Farmiga’s husband Renn Hawke joined her on the red carpet, where they started packing on the PDA.
The couple, married for 13 years, demonstrated in love by kissing in front of the cameras
Hawkey, a musician, looked handsome in an all-black ensemble consisting of tailored pants, shirt, tie, blazer, and boots.
Wrap up the PDA: Farmiga also shared the spotlight on the red carpet with her husband Renn Hawkey
Center role: The actress plays Livia Soprano, Tony Soprano’s mother, in the prequel to HBO’s hit series The Sopranos, which ended its six seasons in 2007
Farmiga also chatted with Gandolfini, who wore a beige suit, and Jon Bernthal (Giovanni ‘Johnny Boy’ Soprano, Tony’s father), who looked dapper in a dark blue suit and white shirt.
Chase co-wrote The Many Saints Of Newark with Lawrence Konner, and it was directed by Alan Taylor, who worked behind the camera on the TV show for nine episodes.
Set in the 1960s, the film focuses on the Newark Riots of 1967, while examining the young Tony Soprano and his rise to power.
Man in black: Hawkey, a musician, looked good in an all-black ensemble consisting of tailored pants, shirt, tie, blazer and boots
Coming soon: Corey Stoll as Junior Soprano, Vera Farmiga as Livia Soprano, Jon Bernthal as Johnny Soprano, Michael Gandolfini as young Tony Soprano, Gabriella Piazza as Joanne Moltisanti and Alessandro Nivola as Dickie Moltisanti are shown in a photo from The Many Saints Of Saints Of Newark released October 1
The original: Aida Turturro as Janice Soprano and Nancy Marchand as Livia Soprano are shown in a 2000 still image of The Sopranos
‘I was against [the movie] for a long time and I’m still very worried about it, but I got interested in Newark, where my parents were from and where the riots took place, ”Chase explained, as reported by Deadline.
“The film will deal with the tensions between blacks and whites at the time, and Tony Soprano will be a part of it, but as a child. ”
Chase considered making a follow-up film for the hugely popular series for years after its surprising 2007 finale, but the death of James Gandolfini in 2013 put an end to that possibility.
As a result, the idea for the prequel began to take shape.
The Pounding: Farmiga was joined on the red carpet at the Beacon Theater by several of his castmates, including Jon Bernthal (Giovanni ‘Johnny Boy’ Soprano, Tony’s father) and Michael Gandolfini (Anthony ‘Tony’ Soprano), who is the son of James Gandolfini, the actor who originally played Tony in the HBO series The Sopranos from 1999 to 2007
Coming Up: The Many Saints Of Newark will be released simultaneously in theaters and on HBO Max for 31 days on October 1; Farmiga is seen talking with co-stars Bernthal and Gandolfini
Le film met également en vedette Alessandro Nivola (Dickie Moltisanti, le père de Christopher Moltisanti), Corey Stoll (Corrado ‘Junior’ Soprano Jr.), Ray Liotta (Aldo ‘Hollywood Dick’ Moltisanti), Billy Magnussen (Paulie ‘Walnuts’ Gualtieri ), John Magaro (Silvio Dante), Samson Moeakiola (Salvatore ‘Big Pussy’ Bonpensiero), Alexandra Intrator (Janice Soprano), Chase Vacnin (Jackie Aprile), Robert Vincent Montano (Artie Bucco), Michela De Rossi (Giuseppina Bruno), Gabriella Piazza (Joanne Moltisanti), Leslie Odom Jr. (Harold McBrayer), Joey Diaz and Nick Vallelonga.
The Many Saints of Newark was originally slated for release on September 25, 2020, but due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on theaters and the film industry as a whole, it has been pushed back to March 12, 2021.
It would be delayed twice more to be able to debut during the film festival circuit, and is now set to hit theaters and on HBO Max simultaneously for 31 days on October 1.
Blockbuster TV Show: Michael Imperioli and James Gandolfini are shown in The Sopranos in a 2005 episode
Younger Tony: Michael Gandolfini portrays the younger version of Tony Soprano in The Many Saints of Newark, showing how this iconic character grew up to be a mob boss
Years Before: The film starring Michael Gandolfini is set several years before his father James Gandolfini’s HBO series The Sopranos, which ran for six seasons between 1999 and 2007
Critically acclaimed: Edie Falco and the late actor James are shown in a photo from the critically acclaimed HBO show