Here's the cast of 'The Many Saints of Newark' and which 'Sopranos' character they're portraying

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Here's the cast of 'The Many Saints of Newark' and which 'Sopranos' character they're portraying
  • "The Many Saints of Newark" is a prequel movie to HBO's legendary series "The Sopranos."
  • Some characters from the show make appearances in the new film, including Silvio and Uncle Junior.
  • And Michael Gandolfini plays a young Tony Soprano, the role originated by his father James.

Vera Farmiga plays a much-younger Livia Soprano.

Vera Farmiga plays a much-younger Livia Soprano.
Vera Farmiga stars as Livia Soprano in "The Many Saints of Newark." HBO; Warner Bros.

Nancy Marchand originally played the trouble-making mother of Tony Soprano on the HBO drama.

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Corey Stoll plays Uncle Junior.

Corey Stoll plays Uncle Junior.
Corey Stoll plays a young Uncle Junior in "The Many Saints of Newark." HBO; Warner Bros.

Dominic Chianese originated the role of Corrado "Junior" Soprano, Tony's uncle.

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A young Paulie Walnuts is played by Billy Magnussen.

A young Paulie Walnuts is played by Billy Magnussen.
Billy Magnussen plays a young Paulie in "The Many Saints of Newark." HBO; Warner Bros.

On "The Sopranos," Tony Sirico played Paulie "Walnuts" Gualtieri.

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John Magaro portrays Silvio Dante.

John Magaro portrays Silvio Dante.
John Magaro (right) as Silvio Dante in "The Many Saints of Newark." HBO; Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures and New Line Cinema

Silvio was played on "The Sopranos" by Steven Van Zandt, also known as Little Steven. Van Zandt is a guitarist in Bruce Springsteen's E Street band.

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Salvatore "Big Pussy" Bonpensiero is played by Samson Moeakiola.

Salvatore "Big Pussy" Bonpensiero is played by Samson Moeakiola.
Samson Moeakiola plays a young Salvatore "Big Pussy" Bonpensiero in "The Many Saints of Newark." HBO; Barry Wetcher/Warner Bros.

Vincent Pastore played the ill-fated mafia soldier on "The Sopranos."

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Alexandra Intrator plays a teenage Janice Soprano.

Alexandra Intrator plays a teenage Janice Soprano.
Alexandra Intrator plays Janice Soprano in "The Many Saints of Newark." HBO; Barry Wetcher/Warner Bros.

Aida Turturro played the elder sister of Tony on "The Sopranos."

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Michael Gandolfini plays a young Tony Soprano.

Michael Gandolfini plays a young Tony Soprano.
Michael Gandolfini plays a young Tony Soprano in "The Many Saints of Newark." HBO; Warner Bros.

His father James originated the role on the HBO drama, but died in 2013 of a heart attack.

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