Sopranos‘ Imperioli To Star In Oprah-Albom Film

0713imperioli.jpgScore one for Oprah Winfrey and Mitch Albom. ABC just released the news that ex-Soprano Michael Imperioli is starring in Winfrey’s TV movie adaptation of Albom’s For One More Day. Ellen Burstyn co-stars. Here’s the official word:

Harpo Films will produce the film under its “Oprah Winfrey Presents” banner for ABC. Principal photography is scheduled for July; the program will air in December 2007. Oprah Winfrey and Kate Forte are executive producers. Mitch Albom is writing the teleplay and will also serve as an executive producer. Lloyd Kramer (“Mitch Albom’s Five People You Meet in Heaven”) will direct. The project tells the story of a broken-down, former baseball player who has collapsed into alcoholism and despair. He returns one night to his small hometown with plans to take his life. At the final moment, he is magically granted one more day with his departed mother, who illuminates the secrets of both their lives, and shows him a way to redemption.”

Ghosts, “Christo-faaah,” Oprah and Tuesdays With Morrie.