David Chase is a name we know as the creator of "The Sopranos", but very soon we may know him as the director of Not Fade Away, a film about three friends that decide to start a rock band after catching the Rolling Stones on television in 1964.
The film doesn't hit theaters until December 21, but will play the New York Film Festival this Saturday, October 6, and today Rolling Stone has premiered the first poster for the film.
Chase told the mag, "It's about anybody who has ever had a dream and about what it takes to actually realize that dream... Rock and roll is at the heart of the movie because for some of the characters, rock music is the gateway to transcendence, but it doesn't end there." Here's the synopsis:
Making his feature directing debut, David Chase's ("The Sopranos") coming-of-age movie is set in New Jersey in 1964 where a group of friends are inspired to form their own rock band fronted by a gifted singer-songwriter (John Magaro). The film masterfully captures the era’s conflicting attitudes and ideologies, all set to a dynamic soundtrack produced by the legendary Steven Van Zandt.
I expect a trailer will be online shortly, here's the poster.