'The Many Saints of Newark' follows mentored rise of mob boss Tony Soprano

NATIONWIDE — “The Sopranos” is back, in a way. Creator David Chase takes the television mob family back in time and to the big screen for the new movie “The Many Saints of Newark.”

The film is a prequel to the hit series that ran for six seasons on HBO. The movie is set in the late 60s and focuses on Dickie Moltisanti, the mentor of the future mob boss, Tony Soprano.

Moltisanti was mentioned often in the TV series, but he was not seen in the series. Actor Alessandro Nivola plays Moltisanti. He said Chase made it easy to create the character.

“David really let me off

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