By Elizabeth Valerio
With little hope for a spin-off series or a feature film, will the stars of “The Sopranos” be out of a job? It certainly doesn’t look like it.
James Gandolfini (Tony Soprano): The former mobster takes on a completely new role: playing Ernest Hemmingway in a yet-to-be-named biopic. The film will also star Robin Wright Penn as his love interest and is scheduled to be released in 2008.
Michael Imperioli (Christopher Moltisanti): The owner of an off-Broadway production company called Studio Dante, this actor has his hands full with new projects including “Chicken,” a new play, in which he also co-stars.
Drea de Matteo (Adriana La Cerva): This New York native may have been killed off on the show, but she still has plenty of projects in the works—four new films this year, including Zoe Cassavetes’ “Broken English.”
Sharon Angela (Rosalie Aprile): The actress is currently starring in the Studio Dante production of “Chicken” and has done other plays with the production company. Her new film, “Frame of Mind” starring Chris Noth, is due in theaters this year.
Steven Van Zandt (Silvio Dante): Though Van Zandt has said he won’t return to acting after “The Sopranos,” he will have no problem staying busy. Not only does he play guitar in Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band, more than 1 million listeners tune into his “Underground Garage” radio program.
Dominic Chianese (Corrado Soprano): The only cast member to appear in any of the “Godfather” films, Chianese is also a successful singer. He is one of a handful of celebs known to perform throughout the city, including at his old haunt, the West Bank Cafe.
Jamie-Lynn Sigler (Meadow Soprano): The actress has been keeping busy with three roles in new feature films due out this year: “Homie Spumoni,” “New York City Serenade,” and “I Remember.”