Bada Bing! The Sopranos Is Getting A Prequel Movie

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Bada Bing! The Sopranos Is Getting A Prequel Movie

The Sopranos creator David Chase is set to return to the franchise with a prequel to the hit HBO series.

The crime drama is to be revived with a movie set in the 1960s featuring some familiar characters.

New Line purchased the screenplay with the working title "The Many Saints of Newark" which is set against the backdrop of the Newark riots of the sixties.

The Sopranos ran for six seasons from 1999 to 2007 and won 21 Emmys and making stars of James Gandolfini and Edie Falco.

Gandolfini died in 2013 aged 51 after suffering a heart attack while on vacation with his family in Italy. 

The movie will feature a number of The Sopranos' characters including Tony Soprano's father, Giovanni 'Johnny Boy', and a younger version of his wife Livia and Tony’s uncle Junior.

Chase will serve as producer and co-writer alongside former Sopranos writer Lawrence Kenner. 

Warner Bros Pictures Group chairman Toby Emmerich told Deadline: '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."

Will you be watching? Bada Bing! 

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