The Many Saints of Newark is now in the casting process atWarner Bros' New Line Cinema.
David Chase's groundbreaking mafia drama first aired in the United States on January 10 1999 and viewers spent six seasons following the trials and tribulations of New Jersey mob boss Tony Soprano, played by the late James Gandolfini. Recently, it was revealed that Alessandro Nivola had been cast as Dickie Moltisanti, father of Sopranos character Christopher Moltisanti, in the film ("Moltisanti" translates as "Many Saints", so it makes sense that the Moltisanti family is at the center of the film).
This being said, Chase also elaborated that the film will harken back to a more "professional" era of the Mafia.
"Dickie, as he's mentioned throughout the "Sopranos" series, was an important figure in Tony's life", Nivola said.
A young Junior Soprano will also be a character in the film. "I started thinking about those events and organized crime, and I just got interested in mixing those two elements".
Chase had already confirmed that the film would focus heavily on tensions between black and white, and that Tony Soprano will be in the film, but as a kid.
When Sepinwall pointed out that Chase, in his answer, referred to the moment as a "death scene" the creator simply paused for a moment before saying, "F-- you guys".
The man behind one of TV's all-time great mysteries may have finally spilled the beans about the fate of mob boss Tony Soprano, offering an illuminating comment on the infamous fade-to-black finale of "The Sopranos".
It's hard to believe, but 20 years ago this week (Jan. 10, 1999, to be exact), the iconic TV show "The Sopranos", starring James Gandolfini and Edie Falco, debuted on HBO and basically changed the way we think about and watch TV. "I'm still very anxious about it, but I became interested in Newark, where my parents came from, and where the riots took place..."
"Yeah, I feel they're out there with shotguns, just waiting."
For those unfamiliar, "The Sopranos" ended its run in 2007 with a scene that's been talked about ever since. Let us know in the comments.