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Warner Bros. Pictures revealed that New Line has purchased a screenplay for The Sopranos

March 13th, 2018 | by Manisha Surange
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Warner Bros. Pictures revealed that New Line has purchased a screenplay for The Sopranos
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The Sopranos might be making a come back in a movie theatres. Warner Bros. Pictures revealed the news that New Line has purchased a screenplay for The Sopranos prequel from series creator David Chase and Lawrence Konner. The studio stated that the working title is “The Many Saints of Newark” and is going to be set in the 1960s during the Newark riots.

Chase’s acclaimed series about mobster Tony Soprano, featured by the late James Gandolfini, continued for six seasons on HBO and won 21 primetime Emmys.

Warner Bros. Picture Group chairman Toby Emmerich says in a statement that the studio is looking forward that Chase has decided to revisit and enlarge the Soprano universe. Chase is going to be the executive produce and co-writer of the film, but a director has yet to be selected.

According to Deadline, not many details are out yet, but members of the original cast should appear in the film. James Gandolfini will be missed. “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.

The Sopranos is known to be the greatest television series of all time. This was this show that really made HBO the place to watch prestige television it is today. The Sopranos propagated the rise of television as a medium. It is said that without this show, The Wire, Breaking Bad, Lost, and other such TV shows would not exist.

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