Sopranos Prequel "Newark" New York Casting Call for Kid and Teen Actors

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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 kid and teen actors in New York.

Casting directors are now casting actors, models, and talent to work on scenes filming on Monday, May 5th with a fitting on April 24th in Manhattan.

Producers are seeking the following types:

  • GWCI is seeking Children (Caucasian, ages 6-13) to portray 1971 Kids at an ice cream truck for background work on the upcoming film NEWARK.

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:

“Newark” Casting Call

GWCI is seeking Children (Caucasian, ages 6-13) to portray 1971 Kids at an ice cream truck for background work on the upcoming film NEWARK. Works tentatively Monday, May 6th in New Rochelle, NY + a fitting Wednesday 4/24 in Manhattan or TBD date later this week. Exterior shoot. Must have 1970s/period appropriate hair or be willing to receive a haircut if needed.Must be fine with atmospheric smoke. Please email [email protected] with the subject line marked "FB ICE CREAM KIDS" and provide the following in the body of your email: -Child's name -Child's age -Guardian Name -Confirm if your child is a SAG-AFTRA member or Non-Union -Guardian Phone number - Does your child have a valid/unexpired work permit and trust account set up? -Confirm availability for Monday 5/6 in New Rochelle and a fitting tomorrow. If not available tomorrow, note which days this week you are available. -Confirm okay receiving a haircut/trim if needed -Confirm they are comfortable eating ice cream in the scene - Note their height, weight, wardrobe and shoe sizes. -Multiple selfies to show their CURRENT look 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. What do you think? Discuss this story with other fans on Instagram @projectcasting