Thursday, 24 January, 2019

Sopranos prequel film will explore "Tony’s boyhood"

David Chase lets slip Tony Soprano’s fate for The Soprano’s 20th anniversary David Chase lets slip Tony Soprano’s fate for The Soprano’s 20th anniversary
Julia Gonzales | 10 January, 2019, 20:11

The Sopranos creator David Chase is searching for a child actor to portray a boyhood version of the late James Gandolfini's lead character in the forthcoming prequel movie.

The Sopranos marks its 20th anniversary this week, and everyone is still talking about the series finale, some 12 years after it aired. On the surface, it seems like Chase reveals that he considers The Sopranos' final scene to be "a death scene", which would indicate that - as many people have theorized - Tony caught a bullet after that famous cut to black.

Aside from this, he also confirmed that the heated social-political climate of the era and the 1967 Newark race riots will be massive factors in the story.

However, in the new book The Sopranos Sessions by Matt Zoller Seitz and Alan Sepinwall, the journalists discuss the ending with series creator Chase.

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The actor also said Chase, who is writing the upcoming film, told him that Dickie and Tony's relationship "is an important one in the film". "I'm playing Dickie Moltisanti, who is the central character in the movie, and he is Christopher Moltisanti's dad". I was just interested in the whole Newark riot thing. But Chase clarified that this won't be the same rose-colored Newark from Tony's memory.

"I'm still very anxious about it, but I became interested in Newark, where my parents came from, and where the riots took place...", he shared. There's really no wrong or right answer, but Chase does provide some insight in what he was intending to say with that final moment: "I meant to say that time here is precious and it could end at any moment, and somehow, love is the only defense against this very, very cold universe". But he began to rethink the idea in recent years when reminiscing about his own childhood experiences in the city of Newark. "I started thinking about those events and organised crime, and I just got interested in mixing those two elements". The Many Saints of Newark is set to begin production this year, with casting now underway.

Chase will produce "The Many Saints of Newark" and has written the script with "The Sopranos" writer Lawrence Konner.

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