Michael Imperioli to star in 'Foreclosure'

Horror-thriller written and directed by Richard Ledes

Michael Imperioli has been cast as the lead in writer-director Richard Ledes' horror-thriller "Foreclosure."

The former "Sopranos" star joins Wendell Pierce, Bill Raymond, Jeff Burchfield, Meital Dohan, Brandon Gill, Spencer List, Tristan Laurence Perez, William Stone Mahoney and Roger Robinson in the creeper.

With a tagline of "ghosts don't move out," "Foreclosure" sets its action in a nearly empty, economically depressed neighborhood block, amid the real-life context of the mortgage crisis where so many homes are bank-owned.

Ged Dickersin ("City Island") is producing the project, which Ledes will begin shooting in Queens next week.

"Michael Imperioli is a great actor with a deep understanding of filmmaking," said Ledes. "Like a jazz ensemble, I can't imagine a better artist to join the two cats with whom I've had the privilege to work previously and who are back for 'Foreclosure': Wendell Pierce and Bill Raymond."

Reppedby UTA and TMT Entertainment Group, Imperioli most recently appeared in "The Lovely Bones." He also co-wrote the screenplay for "Summer of Sam" and wrote and directed "The Hungry Ghosts."

New York-based Ledes has written and directed the films "A Hole in One" and "The Caller," both of which had their world premieres at the Tribeca Film Festival.