'The Sopranos' Prequel Film: Nine Directors Ready to Bring America's Favorite Crime Family to a Movies

The Sopranos” is back. David Chase and Lawrence Konner’s book for a prequel film patrician “The Many Saints of Newark” has been picked adult by New Line, and now everybody wants to know who will be a executive tasked with bringing one of America’s favorite crime families behind to life.

The film is set during a 1960s riots in Newark, New Jersey and deals with a fight between a African-American and Italian mafias. While story sum are not confirmed, characters such as Tony’s father and mom are reportedly involved. Chase himself could unequivocally good finish adult in a director’s chair, nonetheless he’s usually listed as a co-writer and writer and is pronounced to be closely concerned with a employing process.

Considering “The Sopranos” prequel film will be a duration gangaster drama, Martin Scorsese is a no-brainer choice each fan of a array would go crazy about, though that’s not accurately realistic. Below we list some probable possibilities to direct “The Many Saints of Newark.”

Tim Van Patten

New Line is substantially going to cite Chase name a bigger name for a director’s chair, though “The Sopranos” creator would be correct to hang with a directorial voices that done a array such a powerhouse. Tim Van Patten was behind a camera for large episodes of a HBO array and was nominated for 4 Emmys for directing a episodes “Amour Fou”, “Whoever Did This”, “Long Term Parking” and “Members Only.” Fans will commend “Long Term Parking” as a iconic part featuring Adriana’s execution. The film is going to be set in a 1960s, and Patten wouldn’t have a problem nailing duration sum after portion as executive writer and directing episodes of “Boardwalk Empire.”

Michelle MacLaren

Should Chase wish to hang with radio pros and sojourn in a HBO family, there would be few improved choices than Michelle MacLaren. The executive has been an HBO favorite over a final several years, directing episodes of “Game of Thrones,” “The Leftovers,” “Westworld,” and “The Deuce.” But her acclaimed work behind a camera on 11 episodes of “Breaking Bad” unequivocally sign a deal. Vince Gilligan’s play owes scarcely a whole existence to “The Sopranos,” and MacLaren is good accustomed to directing character-driven crime moments.

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Bart Layton

Bart Layton is best famous for a 2012 documentary “The Imposter,” though he successfully valid his account underline chops during a Sundance progressing this year with a crime play “American Animals.” Layton’s film is a pointy heist film that expertly balances a personalities of a 4 lead characters. More importantly, a film shows Layton is reduction meddlesome in a required “action” of a story and some-more preoccupied by what his characters’ decisions contend about flourishing masculinity. Tony Soprano was a ultimate investigate in masculinity, and Chase is certainly going to wish to do a same with a prequel film’s lead character.

Mimi Leder

Now that Mimi Leder is strictly behind to creation underline films (Focus Features will recover “On a Basis of Sex” after this year), it would be extraordinary to see her take a reins of a “Sopranos” universe. Leder is a unapproachable HBO veteran, carrying delivered some of a medium’s best-directed episodes this century with her work on “The Leftovers,” and a cognisance she manages to emanate between performers is unparalleled. Chase’s prequel sounds like it will be a bit some-more epic in range than his series, and Leder will pledge that range doesn’t remove steer of a character-driven power that tangible a series.

Taylor Sheridan

Sheridan has turn one of a crime genre’s many arguable writers and directors over a final integrate years interjection to “Sicario,” “Hell or High Water,” and “Wind River.” If Chase wants to go with someone with some-more big-screen experience, Sheridan would be an glorious choice. His scripts tell crime stories that are so involving since they’re invested in a romantic outcome that being on a wrong side of a law has on a characters. Combine this tack of Sheridan’s essay with a pointy instruction he showed off in “Wind River” and we have a makings of a good “Sopranos” movie.

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Alan Taylor

The protected gamble is for Chase to go with a “Sopranos” maestro to helm a prequel film, and Alan Taylor is another intensely estimable candidate. Taylor destined episodes of “The Sopranos” in each deteriorate solely dual of them, and he won the 2007 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a sixth deteriorate part “Kennedy and Heidi.” A prequel film would be good underneath Taylor’s watch, and he’s got duration experience, carrying destined episodes of “Mad Men” and “Boardwalk Empire.” Plus, a lapse to “The Sopranos” is only what Taylor’s career needs after tentpole misfires “Thor: The Dark World” and “Terminator Genisys.”

Jeremy Saulnier

Saulnier competence be a small bustling directing a arriving third deteriorate of HBO’s “True Detective,” though he would be an sparkling choice to move into a “Sopranos” family. The indie favorite has done some of a some-more abdominal crime films of a past few years with “Blue Ruin” and “Green Room” and his prophesy excels during rooting his characters in a unequivocally specific time and place. The settings of Saulnier’s cinema are only as critical as a characters themselves, and we’d adore to see what he does with a mob-inflected universe of 1960s Newark.

Asif Kapadia

British filmmaker Asif Kapadia won a Oscar for Best Documentary with “Amy,” though it’s his work on David Fincher’s Netflix array “Mindhunter” that creates a suspicion of him holding on a universe of “The Sopranos” so intriguing. The executive is one of a best during revelation stories of people who get swallowed adult and separate out whole by a universe they adore many (Amy Winehouse and music, Ford and FBI work, Ayrton Senna and motor-racing), and that’s a comparatively elementary approach of describing a through-line that runs opposite “The Sopranos.”

Jonas Carpignano

Getting Scorsese to approach a prequel film is a stretch, though it’s not too distant fetched to consider that a executive who is a Scorsese-backed endowment leader could land a gig. Italian-American Jonas Carpignano is a acclaimed indie filmmaker behind “Mediterranea” and  “A Ciambra,” a latter of that won the Europa Cinemas Label Award during Cannes and depends Scorsese as an executive producer. Carpignano might miss knowledge traffic with mafiosi stories, though “A Ciambra” has a concentration on impression onslaught and realism that would do right by “The Sopranos.”






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