Sopranos to Get Video Game; ‘Muscles Marinara’ in Trouble With Law

More Sopranos-related news, and this time it doesn’t involve the questionable use of a scooter.

First, the good:

AGOURA HILLS, Calif., May 4: THQ Inc. (Nasdaq: THQI) today announced its upcoming videogame based on HBO’s critically acclaimed series The Sopranos. Currently under development, the game will evoke the atmosphere, action and conflicts that are the cornerstone of the hit show, which has found worldwide success as one of HBO’s premier original programs. The game is backed by key members of the all-star cast who will lend their voices and likenesses, including James Gandolfini as Tony Soprano. The Sopranos game is scheduled to release for the Xbox 360TM video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system this holiday season.

This part did cause a little alarm:

A mob war is brewing as Philadelphia’s and New Jersey’s most powerful families are about to collide. As the illegitimate son of “Big Pussy,” you have been born into the organization and are now being given an opportunity to demonstrate your loyalty to Tony Soprano.

No New York? No dropping our boss’ name at Lotus? What fun is that?

Then, this [NYDN via Seattle Post-Intelligencer]:

The muscle-bound goon who plays mob boss Tony Soprano’s bodyguard, Louis Gross, was arrested Sunday for “allegedly breaking into a home in Queens, N.Y.,” and burglarizing it. This is after Gross was accused of “roughing up” a downtown Manhattan clothing store employee who questioned him about possibly pilfered clothes. In true “Sopranos” style, Gross told the Daily News, “I don’t know nothing. I’m innocent. I’m always innocent.”