October 02, 2012 9:00am PT by Lesley Goldberg
'Sopranos' Alum Drea de Matteo to Star in Lifetime Telepic
Drea De Matteo is stalking Lifetime.
The former Sopranos actress has been tapped to star in the female-skewing cable network's TV movie Stalkers, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
Based on Rhonda Saunders' book Whisper of Fear: The True Story of the Prosecutor Who Stalks the Stalkers, De Matteo will play Diane Harper, the hot-headed cop with a troubled past who teams with a D.A. to bring a stalker obsessed with her former lover to justice.
The two-hour pic, a backdoor pilot for the net that's previously parlayed The Client List into a series, hails from Pilgrim Studios and is being executive produced by Craig Piligian, with Last Resort's David Wiener penning the script.
The Gersh and Untitled-repped De Matteo's credits include Sons of Anarchy, Desperate Housewives and Joey.