'The Sopranos' is getting a prequel movie

"Sopranos" creator David Chase has sold a script for a prequel movie to New Line Cinema, titled "The Many Saints of Newark."

Brittany King

David Chase is heading back to the streets of New Jersey, but there's a catch, it's 1960. 


The former HBO's hit show, The Sopranos - which has been off the air since 2007s infamous series finale cut to black - is getting the prequel treatment, but this time it's heading to the big screen. 

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.

Chase (who created the wildly popular series) and Lawrence Konner (a writer for the series), created a screenplay for a prequel film which has officially been picked up by New Line, according to Deadline. 


With the working title The Many Saints of Newark, the film is set during the 1960s riots in the New Jersey city between the African-American and Italian communities, the outlet reports. The war between the cultural mobs turns especially lethal.


The prequel will include characters that appeared on the HBO series, possibly younger versions of Tony Sopranos father and mother as well as Tony's uncle Junior. 


Chase will serve as the producer as well as co-writer, and he will be involved in selecting a director.