Corey Stoll and Billy Magnussen have joined the ever-growing cast of the Sopranos prequel, The Many Saints of Newark.
According to Variety, Stoll and Magnussen join fellow new additions Jon Bernthal and Vera Farmiga in the HBO and New Line title as casting continues, with the expectation that more players from the Sopranos lore are expected to be a part of the project. As with the rest of the cast, details surrounding their characters remain tight-lipped
Little is known regarding the film other than it being set during the Newark riots in the '60s. David Chase, who created the original series for HBO, co-wrote the script for The Many Saints of Newark along with producer Lawrence Konner and has also been very active in the casting process. It was Chase that hand-picked Alessandro Nivola to play Dickie Moltisanti; he also played a role in selecting Stoll and Magnussen for their mystery roles.
Stoll's casting comes as the actor tackled the role of Buzz Aldrin in First Man before going on to join the cast of Evan Romansky and Ryan Murphy's first Netflix series, Ratched, which is inspired by One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. As for Magnussen, The Many Saints of Newark is just the latest gig for the busy actor. Along with being a part of the buzzworthy Velvet Buzzsaw for Netflix, the actor is also set to take the big screen in Disney's live-action Aladdin.
Game of Thrones director Alan Taylor will direct The Many Saints of Newark from a script by series creator David Chase and producer Lawrence Konner. This marks the second HBO series to get the film treatment, as production recently kicked off on the long-awaited Deadwood feature which will finally be released this spring. A release date has not yet been announced for The Many Saints of Newark.