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David Chase's Period-Based Music Movie Now Titled 'Not Fade Away'

by Kevin Jagernauth
March 1, 2012 4:58 PM
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Formerly called "The Twylight Zones," then going without a title for a while, it looks like the upcoming period-based music movie from "The Sopranos" creator David Chase has a fresh moniker, and it's one keeping very much in line with the backbeat of the film.

In the latest issue of Vanity Fair (via Hollywood Elsewhere) it's revealed that the film will now be called "Not Fade Away." Starring Jack Huston, Will Brill, John Magaro, Brad Garrett, Bella Heathcote, James Gandolfini and Lisa Lampanelli, the film is a coming-of-age tale about three Italian-American kids, (Magaro, Brill, Huston) who form a rock band in the 1960s. And this new title is a significant nod to that premise: "Not Fade Away" is of course the massive hit song by Buddy Holly from 1957, that was memorably covered by The Rolling Stones in 1964 (an arguably better version than the original). But the song itself is rooted in a rhythm structure from back before both bands, commonly associated with Bo Diddley.

The film is has been rumored for Cannes, though with an October 12th release date now inked, we think a fall festival bow is probably more likely. Hopefully we'll start getting a taste of the film soon (that set photo above is all we could find) but until then, listen to both the Buddy Holly and Rolling Stones versions of the song below.

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  • Seb | March 11, 2012 9:02 PMReply

    Not to forget the many "Not Fade Away"-covers Jersey-native Bruce Springsteen has done.

  • Durf | June 4, 2012 4:01 PM

    Springsteen blows.

  • Jon | March 5, 2012 9:38 PMReply

    got to see a screening of this film a couple months ago in NY and gotta say it was one of the worst movies i have seen in a long long time. The lead is a drip and supporting Gandolfini is the only bright light and hes in it for a combined 10 minutes. Wait til its on VOD (which it will be 100% guaranteed)

  • Ken | June 17, 2012 3:20 PM

    would have loved to see the preview, i spent a day on set with my classic, hopefully i will see it in the movie.

  • Richie | June 4, 2012 4:03 PM

    That sucks. Was looking forward to this. I was on the set while filming on staten island.

  • PoetryEmotion | March 3, 2012 8:34 AMReply

    Love Jack Huston, love James Gandolfini. CANNOT WAIT!!!

  • Wendy Cooley | March 1, 2012 5:44 PMReply

    I am so excited to see this movie and seeing John Magaro in a title role!

  • Christian | March 1, 2012 5:05 PMReply

    Great news! I am dying to see this one and I think Gandolfini could give a stunning performance.

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