Paramount has unveiled the first trailer for the feature directorial debut of The Sopranos creator David Chase, a semi-autobiographical story about a group of young men in 1960s New Jersey attempting to form a rock band.
The director premiered his ’60s rock ’n’ roll drama at the New York Film Festival on Friday, before its holiday release, December 21st, 2012.
In short, three friends, played by John Magaro, Jack Huston and Will Brill form a rock band in the 1960s; James Gandolfini, a.k.a Tony Soprano on Chase’s seminal HBO series, stars of course as one of the boys’ fathers.
The film, which takes its title from a song by Buddy Holly, also stars Bella Heathcote, Brad Garrett and Christopher McDonald.
Film critics’ reviews of Not Fade Away are mixed to positive, so I guess this is one of those movies you either love or you hate.
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 (terrific newcomer 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. The film also stars Jack Huston, Will Brill, Bella Heathcote, James Gandolfini, Brad Garrett and Christopher McDonald. To be released by Paramount Vantage, the film’s roll-out will begin on December 21, 2012.