David Chase will forever be linked with “The Sopranos,” a show so robust with an ending so unconventional, it will undoubtedly live on among TVs greatest.
But now Chase is turning his Italian-American roots to a movie – his first — about music. Specifically, a young New Jersey-ite (Douglas, played by relative newcomer John Magaro) who aspires to rock ‘n’ roll greatness, much to the extreme disapproval of his traditional bear of a father (played by head Soprano himself, James Gandolfini).
The Chase written-and-directed “Not Fade Away,” opening in Atlanta Jan. 4 is set in the 1960s, when kids still hung out in record stores and The Rolling Stones (a Chase favorite) influenced more than one teen to tune a guitar (or, in Douglas’ case, take up the drums).
It’s not autobiographical, but Chase, who worked on the music with E Street Band legend – and former