UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — A “Sopranos” prequel could be headed to the big screen.
New Line Cinema announced March 8 that it bought the script for a movie prequel called “The Many Saints of Newark” from “Sopranos” creator David Chase.
Chase even worked on the script with Lawrence Konner, a fellow writer from the long-running HBO drama series.
“The Sopranos” debuted in 1999, and it picked up 21 Primetime Emmys over six critically-acclaimed seasons.
It gave audiences a peek inside the life of fictional New Jersey mobster Tony Soprano.
The prequel is expected to feature multiple characters from the original series, and since it’ll be set in the 1960s, Deadline reports it could also feature younger versions of Tony Soprano’s parents: Giovanni “Johnny Boy” Soprano and his wife Livia.
The prequel will also be Chase’s first movie since the 2012 film “Not Fade Away,” whose cast included the late James Gandolfini, the actor who made Tony Soprano a household name.