After a long hiatus and the death of Tony Soprano himselfJames Gandolfini – in 2013, David Chase is getting back in the cinematic game with his screenplay The Many Saints of Newark, which he recently sold to New Line.

The Many Saints of Newark will be a Sopranos prequel – set in Jersey during the Newark Riots of the 1960's. This was an era marked especially for its racial tensions between African and Italian Americans – conflicts that often spilled over into the respective bodies of organized crime.

Not much else is known about the screenplay or project right now. Stay with The 405 for more as we hear it.