Sopranos star joins The Lovely Bones
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Imperioli is to play Len Fenerman, a detective who investigates the abduction and murder of a young girl.
He will join Rachel Weisz, Ryan Gosling and Susan Sarandon on the project, which is being directed by Lord of the Rings' Peter Jackson.
Based on a bestselling novel, the story is told from the perspective of the young girl, who watches from heaven as her family deal with her death. She also sees her killer plan to commit another crime.
Imperioli should be a great addition to the cast, following his role as Christopher Moltisanti on the long-running mob drama.
He spent a number of series acting alongside Drea DeMatteo - who went on to star in Friends spin-off Joey - as she played gangster's moll Adriana La Cerva.
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