Sopranos Prequel “Newark” Casting Call for Featured Roles

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New York, NY - January 9, 2019: Robert Iler, Michael Gandolfini, Jamie-Lynn Sigler attend The Sopranos 20th Anniversary screening and discussion at SVA Theater - Image (lev radin /

The upcoming Newark is now casting card dealers in New York.

Grant Wilfley Casting is seeking Italian American men with card dealing experience to play a 1967 card dealer. Filming will shoot on April 25th in Bethpage, New York. PRoducers are seeking talent who are willing to get a period appropriate haircut and be clean shaven for the work date.

About “The Many Saints of Newark”:

The Sopranos is getting a prequel. Ending in 2007, “The Sopranos” made HBO a household name. The show won 21 Primetime Emmys and five Golden Globes. David Chase, “The Sopranos” creator, showrunner, writer and producer is leading the movie. He wrote the script with Lawrence Konner, a Sopranos staff writer.

The Many Saints of Newark is set amid the 1967 Newark riots, which Livia was seen watching live on television during a flashback in the episode “Down Neck”.

There were over a hundred race riots across America in what was dubbed “The Long Hot Summer of 1967”, as tensions boiled over as African Americans continued to face discrimination. In Newark, the start for the riot was one that still shocks the city today is the beating of a black man by police.

“That was a time when the African-Americans and the Italians of Newark were at each other’s throats,” Deadline notes, “and among the gangsters of each group, those conflicts became especially lethal.”

How to apply:

GWC is seeking Italian American Men with card dealing experience to portray a 1967 Card Deal for the upcoming film NEWARK. Must have already or be willing to get a period appropriate haircut and be clean shaven for the work date. Shoot date is Friday 4/26 in Bethpage, NY. Fitting date TBD in Manhattan. If you are interested, please email [email protected] with the following information: - Name - Phone # - SAG-AFTRA or NON UNION -all wardrobe sizes (height, weight, jacket, neck, sleeve, waist, inseam, shoe.) -What forms of ID you can bring to set to fill out an I9. -Confirm you are local to the Tri State area -Men: Are you okay getting a 1960s haircut for the work date? -Are you willing to be clean shaven for the work date? -Do you have any visible tattoos? -Note your real world experience as a card dealer -Please attach current, candid photos. Need to see current hair style and length. One photo should be full body. ***subject line should say "FACEBOOK REAL CARD DEALER" Related: How to Find Acting Auditions and Casting Calls

Please do not apply, if you are not local or if you do not fit the description.

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