Just when Ray Liotta thinks he’s done playing mobsters, they pull him back in! The Goodfellas star is in talks to join the cast of the upcoming Sopranos prequel movie.
The film, titled The Many Saints of Newark, is a prequel to the Emmy-winning HBO drama. It’s set during the 1960s Newark riots. Liotta’s role has yet to be revealed, but that’s par for this course: Jon Bernthal (The Walking Dead), Vera Farmiga (Bates Motel), have also joined the cast, but their roles haven’t been announced. It is known that James Gandolfini’s real-life son Michael will play a young Tony!
The Sopranos creator David Chase penned the script for The Many Saints of Newark, with Emmy-winning director Alan Taylor — who directed nine episodes of The Sopranos — tapped to helm the film. Production is expected to get underway this spring.
Liotta just wrapped up a three-season run as NYPD lieutenant Matt Wozniak on NBC’s Shades of Blue, co-starring with Jennifer Lopez, and has logged recent appearances on Young Sheldon, Modern Family and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. But of course, he’s still probably best known for his breakout role as mobster Henry Hill in the 1990 Martin Scorsese film Goodfella
Remember Ray…you can never leave the family! Fa-Gid-A-Bawd -It! This is why Ray Liotta will always be my favorite Goodfella!