AceShowbiz - "Jurassic Park III" star Alessandro Nivola is in talks to play Tony Soprano's mentor in an upcoming "The Sopranos" prequel movie.
Dicky Moltisanti's name was often mentioned in the hit HBO series, but he was never seen.
Moltisanti was the father of Michael Imperioli's character Christopher.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, "The Many Saints of Newark" will be set in 1960s New Jersey, more than three decades before the TV series.
Moltisanti is described as a "charismatic but violent man" who falls in love with his father's extremely young bride.
According to Soprano's lore, he took Tony Soprano under his wing after the mobster's father is sent to prison.
Original series creator David Chase is writing the script.