‘The Sopranos’ is getting the big-screen treatment

Be prepared to get whacked.

New Line is developing a movie prequel, currently titled 'The Many Saints of Newark,' written by David Chase, who created the hit HBO series.

Some fan-favourite characters from 'The Sopranos' are expected to appear in the film — set in the era of the Newark riots in the 60s, when African-Americans and Italians were adversaries, according to Deadline. Rivalries turned deadly once gangsters from each side got involved.

James Gandolfini, the star of the series, died in 2013. Frank Vincent, who had a recurring role, died last year. Edie Falco, Steven Van Zandt, Jamie‑Lynn Sigler, Lorraine Bracco, Michael Imperioli, Dominic Chianese, Steve Schirripa, and Tony Sirico also headlined the show.

The show ran for six seasons on HBO from 1999 to 2007. Its won 21 Emmy Awards and five Golden Globes.

Deadline first reported the news.

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