David Chase, the creator and producer of the multi-Emmy and Golden Globe winning critically acclaimed series The Sopranos, will make his feature film directing debut for Paramount Vantage with a music-driven coming of age story set in suburbia in the 60's, it was announced today by Paramount Picture's Chairman and CEO Brad Grey, and President of Paramount Film Group Adam Goodman. Chase, who wrote the original script, will produce alongside Oscar winning producer Mark Johnson (Rain Man, The Chronicles of Narnia).

"David Chase is one of our generation's great story-tellers," said Paramount Chairman and CEO Brad Grey. "Our long friendship, and the experience of producing The Sopranos with him, remain among the great joys of my career. 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."

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A veteran writer, producer, and director, Chase has been recognized by the WGA, DGA, PGA, Golden Globes, and received a total of 7 Emmy Awards in his career.

Said Goodman, "David is in a class by himself. His creativity and talent is unparalleled, and we are thrilled and excited to be working with him on this great movie."