Warner Bros is moving the Sopranos prequel pic The Many Saints of Newark from March 12 to September 24. New Line comes out.
Remember, WarnerMedia announced that its entire 2021 roster is going to theaters and HBO Max at the same time, but big chains like AMC are negotiating the terms on a film-by-film basis. So that means not everything Warners releases will play in these open theaters coast to coast. It would seem conceivable that The Saints is quite ripe for HBO Max as it is a prequel to the Emmy-winning HBO mob series. however, The Saints was greenlit two years ago as a theatrical release before the streaming service even existed. A move to the September posts The Saints at a time of year when more theaters are potentially open, not to mention that this also puts the film into consideration for the 2021-22 awards season. Most Q1 distributors are delaying theatrical releases or putting them directly to their homes.
Alan Taylor conducts The Many Saints of Newark from a script of Sopranos creator David Chase and Lawrence Konner. Chase, Konner and Nicole Lambert produce. James Gandolfini’s son, Michael Gandolfini, plays the younger version of Tony Soprano, the Jersey his father played. Alessandro Nivola is Dickie Moltisanti, Billy Magnussen is Paulie Walnuts, Corey Stoll is Junior Soprano and John Magaro is Silvio Dante. The cast also includes Leslie Odom Jr., Jon Bernthal, Michaela De Rossi, John Magaro, Ray Liotta and Vera Farmiga.
Variety reported for the first time Saints’ change of release date.