Leslie Odom Jr. and Michael Gandolfini share how ‘The Many Saints of Newark’ expands ‘The Sopranos’ legacy

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New York Daily News

More than a decade after “The Sopranos” cut to black, a prequel movie is here to shed light on the New Jersey crime family’s backstory. Leslie Odom Jr. and Michael Gandolfini are two of the power players in “The Many Saints of Newark,” which showcases the mobsters who molded Tony Soprano and explores the race riots of 1967. Gandolfini portrays a young Tony, stepping into the iconic role originated by his late father, James Gandolfini, on HBO’s seminal “Sopranos” series. “I was so surprised that Tony wasn’t a gun-wielding 8-year-old,” Gandolfini, 22, told the Daily News. “You think about it and…

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