The Sopranos is returning with a prequel movie

Frederick Owens
March 11, 2018

New Line has bought the script of the prequel, which has a working title of "The Many Saints of Newark".

Hold on, dear Sopranos' fans because the creators are back with yet another interesting film and this time it is supposedly the prequel to the famous movie "The Sopranos".

It will tell the story of the Newark riots during the 1960s that saw huge amounts of violence between African-American and Italian-American gangsters.

Warner Bros. Picture Group chairman Toby Emmerich says in a statement that the studio is thrilled that Chase has made a decision to revisit and enlarge the Soprano universe.

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The script was written by Chase and Lawrence Konner, whose previous credits include "The Sopranos" and "Boardwalk Empire" as well as the updated versions of "The Beverly Hillbillies" and "Planet of the Apes".

Star James Gandolfini - who played troubled mob boss Tony Soprano - died of a heart attack in 2013. Chase will executive produce and co-write the film, but a director has yet to be selected. However, the timeline of this feature would seem to indicate that Tony's father, Giovanni "Johnny Boy", may be featured. The ensemble also included Edie Falco, Steven Van Zandt, Jamie‘Lynn Sigler, Lorraine Bracco, Michael Imperioli, Dominic Chianese, Steve Buscemi, Steve Schirripa, Tony Sirico and Frank Vincent.

"I could conceive of maybe a prequel of The Sopranos", he said past year. The prequel will take place as a war erupts between the two communities, which eventually turns deadly, which leads to the Long Hot Summer of 1967.

It's unclear which cast members would return, if any. No premiere date for the film has been set.

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