Pilot Scoop: Sopranos Alum Drea de Matteo to Headline Lifetime Drama Stalkers

Drea de Matteo StalkersSopranos vet, Drea de Matteo, has landed the lead role in Stalkers, a two-hour movie/backdoor pilot for Lifetime, based on Rhonda Saunders’ book, Whispers of Fear: The True Story of the Prosecutor Who Stalks the Stalkers.

The project follows Diane Harper, a hot-headed cop with a troubled past (De Matteo) and a polished DA, who team up to bring a stalker, obsessed with her former lover, to justice.

Stalkers will be exec-produced by Craig Piligian and penned by David Wiener (Last Resort).

De Matteo, whose post-Sopranos credits include the Friends spin-off, Joey, and a season-long arc on Desperate Housewives, is currently recurring on Sons of Anarchy.