It seems that David Chase and New Line have found their first star for the feature film "Sopranos".
The sources say Variety that Alessandro Nivola is in negotiations to star as Dickey Moltisanti in "The Many Saints of Newark," the prequel to the acclaimed series and hit HBO television series.
New Line could not be contacted to comment on the casting.
In the series, Moltisanti is the deceased uncle of Tony Soprano, played by James Gandolfini, and father of Christopher Moltisanti, played by Michael Imperioli. In the show, the character never appears, since he was killed before the drama's timeline, but is spoken of as someone who, along with Soprano's father and Uncle Junior, helped turn his little gang into the criminal family of New Jersey that Soprano finally runs. .
Alan Taylor is directing from a script that the creator of the series Chase wrote along with Lawrence Konner. Chase is also producing the photo.
The details of the plot are vague in addition to those that were established during the Newark riots of the 1960s. More players from the "Sopranos" tradition are expected to join Nivola's character.
The role is a great achievement for Nivola, who has done more character actor work over the years in films such as "American Hustle", "Selma", "Neon Demon" and "A Most Violent Year". He was recently seen as Bernie Madoff's son, Mark, in the HBO television movie "The Wizard of Lies."
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