When you think about it, the fact that the central theme of David Chase’s new movie is music really makes sense. After all, the creator of HBO’s The Sopranos always brought music to the forefront in his acclaimed TV series, personally and meticulously selecting all the tracks played on the show. And the combined effect was an impressively eclectic collection—one that perhaps inspired this latest project.
Chase has written (and plans to direct and co-produce) a coming of age film set in 1960s suburbia, chronicling the journey of a rock band as they try to make a name for themselves. Yesterday, Paramount Pictures officially announced their collaboration with the award-winning writer, producer and director.
“David Chase is one of our generation’s great story-tellers,” Paramount Chairman and CEO Brad Grey said in a statement. (Grey and Chase worked together as producers on The Sopranos.) “I’m delighted we at Paramount will now continue the collaboration producing pictures together. We look forward to this wonderful film and many more to come.”