Yet another Goodfella enters the orbit of Sopranos .
According to Deadline Ray Liotta will join the occupation of the Manyark of Newark an unspecified role in the prequel soprano which will make him one of nearly 30 actors that appear in both Goodfellas and the legendary HBO Crime Drama.
"I am thrilled to be collaborating with David Chase and Alan Taylor on The Many Saints of Newark ," Liotta said in a statement for publication. "David's talent is unrivaled and the direction of Alan Taylor makes it even more exciting. I respect them both immensely and look forward to implementing this special project with New Line.
We were already prepared for the upcoming Soprano prequel movie, but Liotta's addition makes us even more excited.
Liotta, who grew up in Newark, is perfect for the movie. As a true gangster Henry Hill in Goodfellas by Martin Scorcese he is tough but human ̵
The Many Saints of Newark which is still in pre-production, was set in the 1960s and will serve as a kind of origin story for Tony Soprano – the protagonist of the seminal HBO series. Michael Gandolfini plays a young soprano . The role of his late father – James Gandolfini, who passed away in 2013 – made him famous.
Liotta was considered a role in the original series, but never appeared on the show – but 27 others, who also appeared in Goodfellas did so. The film is written by creator David Chase and directed by Alan Taylor, who shot several episodes of the iconic series.