David Chase, the brains behind 'The Sopranos', is due to release his first feature film tomorrow (December 21st 2012) entitled 'Not Fade Away'.
The movie is about a group of three friends in New Jersey who harbour dreams of setting up their own rock band after watching The Rolling Stones perform on TV. A young man called Douglas becomes the lead singer, defying his father's wishes and transforming himself in order to break through with his music. However, things get tense between the bandmates when his antics start affecting their success. The movie's title has been named after the Stones cover of the song by Buddy Holly which became the band's first ever US single.
It stars John Magaro, Jack Huston and Will Brill and is a semi-autobiographical account of Chase's youth when he was striving for stardom. Huston was recently interviewed by Vulture.com and admitted that he struggled to get the role on the movie and went through a gruelling audition process. 'I had six or seven auditions!' He said. 'David sort of liked me for the movie, and I flew to New York, and then he didn't like me at all for the movie anymore. I was like, I blew it! So then I put myself on tape, and he considered me again.'
A group of three best friends from a New Jersey suburbia set up a rock band in 1964 after seeing The Rolling Stones perform on television and enlist one boy, played by John Magaro, as the lead vocalist. He changes his look and defies his father who is unimpressed with his son's big ambitions; especially when he expresses a desire to move away to where rock music is the main scene. When the band receive a contract to play seven nights a week for six months, things start to take a chaotic turn when he starts getting involved with a girl, fighting with his band mates and struggling to maintain a relationship with his father.
'Not Fade Away' is named after a Buddy Holly song that The Rolling Stones covered in the same year the movie is set. It is a story about living in the moment; not worrying about the future and forgetting about the past, taking every positive opportunity available. It has been written and directed by the genius behind New Jersey mob series 'The Sopranos', David Chase, in his feature film directorial debut. This emotionally charged drama flick is set for release this winter on December 21st 2012.
Starring: John Magaro, Jack Huston, Will Brill, Bella Heathcote, Brad Garrett, Christopher McDonald, James Gandolfini, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Molly Price, Julia Garner, Lisa Lampanelli, Alex Veadov & Justine Lupe.
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