The Sopranos creator David Chase is developing a film prequel to the hit HBO series.
Deadline reports Chase co-wrote the screenplay with The Sopranos scribe Lawrence Konner, with New Line on board. The movie, currently titled The Many Saints of Newark, is set in the era of the Newark riots in the 60s and follows the rivalries between the African-American and Italian gangs.
A few fan-favorites from the original series are set to appear in the film. Some of the stars who starred in the show include Edie Falco, Steven Van Zandt, Jamie‑Lynn Sigler, and Lorraine Bracco. The main star, James Gandolfini, passed away in 2013.
Chase will produce the film, with Nicole Lambert executive producing. No word yet on a release date or who'll be directing. Chase first talked about the possibility of making a prequel to The Sopranos back in 2014.
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