Alan Taylor to Direct “Sopranos” Prequel “The Many Saints of Newark”

The world of the Sopranos is coming to the big screen. 

The feature film titled The Many Saints of Newark will be directed by Alan Taylor. The Wrap reports that the film will serve as a prequel tO David Chase’ iconic TV series The Sopranos. 

Chase is also producing the film as well as co-write the screenplay with Lawrence Konner (Boardwalk EmpireThe Sopranos). Producing the feature is New Line. 

The film is set in 1960s Newark, New Jersey and follows conflicts between the city’s African-American and Italian residents. While not much has been revealed about the plot and characters, it is known that characters from the Sopranos are expected to appear in the film. Given the time period, Tony’s father, Giovanni “Johnny Boy,” could make an appearance. 

The Sopranos was a huge success winning 21 Emmys from 111 nominations during its eight-year run from 1999-2007.