The Handsome Alessandro Nivola will star in the upcoming “Sopranos” prequel "The Many Saints of Newark". Alessandro will play Dickie Moltisani, father of Christopher (Michael Imperioli). Their name Motisani means “many saints” in Italian.
If you're a Soprano's fan you know Dickie never appeared on the HBO series as he died when Christopher was young. But he was referred to and appeared to have been a positive father-figure to Tony as a child. That particular dynamic is central to the David Chase big screen prequel. Which means we're getting a young Tony Soprano. Can't wait to see who they get. And how they build one of the greatest characters to grace the small screen.