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Gandolfini's Son 'Riveting' in Sopranos Prequel
What Critics Are Saying
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What Critics Are Saying About Sopranos Prequel

James Gandolfini's son is 'riveting,' though film itself has some so-so reviews

(Newser) - Fourteen years after the cut-to-black ending of The Sopranos, James Gandolfini’ son, Michael, reprises his father's iconic role as Tony Soprano in the prequel , The Many Saints of Newark , co-written by Sopranos creator David Chase (with Lawrence Konner) and directed by series regular Alan Taylor. Set around Newark, New...

Who's Playing Young Tony Soprano? Gandolfini's Son

Michael Gandolfini's dad, of course, originated the iconic role

(Newser) - Awesome casting news for the Sopranos prequel : James Gandolfini's own son will play a young Tony Soprano in The Many Saints of Newark. The feature film from Sopranos creator David Chase is set during the 1960s Newark riots, when black and Italian gangsters in the city clashed, and will...

David Chase: I'm Bored With 'Is Tony Dead' Question

Is there even an answer to that question? Maybe not, 'Sopranos' creator says in new Q&A

(Newser) - In honor of the 20th anniversary of the premiere of The Sopranos, coming up Thursday, series creator David Chase sits down with the New York Times for a Q&A—and reveals he's "just bored with" the question of whether Tony Soprano died in the show's final...

A Sopranos Prequel Is Coming
A Sopranos
Is Coming

A Sopranos Prequel Is Coming

It's set during the Newark riots era of the 1960s

(Newser) - Fans of The Sopranos will soon be able to dive back into that world—sort of. David Chase, who created the iconic HBO show, has sold a screenplay for a movie prequel to the series to New Line. The Many Saints of Newark (its working title) is also set in...

David Chase: Tony Soprano May Be Dead After All; or Not

It's a 'spiritual question,' so stop looking for a yes or no, he says

(Newser) - Well, Sopranos fans, it may have seemed like you learned that Tony Soprano survived the finale, given that series creator David Chase told Vox as much in an interview. But things are way more complicated than that. Here is a statement from Chase's publicist in the wake of all...

Sopranos Creator: Tony Didn't Die

David Chase finally answers the question

(Newser) - Sopranos creator David Chase has finally answered the question that fans have debated endlessly since the show's ambiguous finale: Is Tony dead? "No," Chase tells Martha P. Nochimson of Vox . "No, he isn't." Before answering, Nochimson writes that Chase lashed out in "sudden,...

Jury Whacks 'Sopranos' Lawsuit
Jury Whacks 'Sopranos' Lawsuit

Jury Whacks 'Sopranos' Lawsuit

Bada bing! Retired judge won't get cut of hit series' profits

(Newser) - A New Jersey jury took less than two hours to put a retired judge's lawsuit against "Sopranos" creator David Chase in concrete boots, E! Online reports. The ex-judge, who claimed he was owed money for helping Chase come up with ideas for the hit series, had been pursuing Chase...

Teary 'Sopranos' Creator on Lawsuit: Fuhgeddaboudit

Emotional Chase defends creation against ex-judge after a cut

(Newser) - "Sopranos" creator David Chase took the stand in a New Jersey courtroom yesterday and testified that hearing he was being sued over his hit TV series made him want to cry, E! News reports. A retired judge who took Chase on a tour of wiseguy hangouts, many of which...

Don't Say I'm 'Bloodthirsty' for Wanting Tony Dead

New York takes exec to task for fan-bashing

(Newser) - "Eat me:" choice words from New York's David Edelstein to Sopranos creator David Chase, who recently called fans "bloodthirsty" for caring more about Tony Soprano's foggy fate than real-world troubles. "There is nothing bloodthirsty about hoping for a little closure at the end of a much-loved...

In the End, the Joke's on Us
In the End, the Joke's on Us

In the End, the Joke's on Us

'Sopranos' finale sends Salon's TV critic a sign as clear as a fish wrapped in newspaper

(Newser) - Peggy Lee's "Is That All There Is?" may have replaced A3's "Woke Up This Morning" as the song “Sopranos” fans most associate with the show, but Salon TV critic Heather Havrilesky thinks she gets creator David Chase's message. He "played us like a grand piano,"...

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