‘Sopranos’ Prequel Movie Cast Adds Familiar Wiseguy Ray Liotta

/Film | 2/27/2019 | Chris Evangelista
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Ray Liotta is going back to his mob movie roots. The GoodFellas actor is the latest name to join the Sopranos prequel movie The Many Saints of Newark. There’s no word on who Liotta is playing, but there’s a full-circle element to this casting. Back when The Sopranos was still in development, Liotta was considered to play the lead of Tony Soprano. The actor turned the part down, however, because he wanted to focus on films. The role eventually went to James Gandolfini, and the rest is TV history.

Deadline broke the news about Ray Liotta joining the Sopranos prequel movie cast. This makes Liotta the 27th actor from GoodFellas to join the world of The Sopranos, believe it or not. [Editor’s note: that’s not a joke!] Of course, the most prominent was Lorraine Bracco, who played Dr. Melfi on the series and Liotta’s wife in GoodFellas.

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“I am thrilled to be working with David Chase and Alan Taylor on The Many Saints of Newark,” Liotta said. “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.”

Adding Liotta to the mix is a great choice, as he’ll fit in perfectly with this...
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