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Bada-bing! The Sopranos are getting a movie prequel

March 8th, 2018 by Irwin Fletcher Comments

Someone must have made them an offer they couldn’t refuse and being Goodfellas, they said bada bing because once upon a time in America some one walked down the mean streets and told a Bronx tale because everyone’s favourite American Gangsters the Sopranos are coming back, only this time as a big screen prequel.

EW is reporting that series creator David Chase has teased about the possibility of a new chapter in the Sopranos saga: “I could conceive of maybe a prequel of The Sopranos,” he said, “I could never see [a return of the show] except as a prequel.”

New Line has purchased Chase and Lawrence Konner’s screenplay. With the working title of The Many Saints of Newark, the film is set within the era of the Newark riots in the 1960s — a time when African-American and Italian gangs in Newark were at each other’s throats.

Characters from The Sopranos are expected to return. Based on the time period, one might deduce that could possibly include Giovanni “Johnny Boy” (Tony’s father), Junior (Tony’s uncle), and a younger version of Livia.

“David is a masterful storyteller and we, along with our colleagues at HBO, are thrilled that he has decided to revisit, and enlarge, the Soprano universe in a feature film,” Warner Bros Pictures Group chairman Toby Emmerich said in a statement.

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