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Drea de Matteo Cast in Lifetime Movie

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 29:  Actress Drea de Matteo attends the Charlotte Ronson & Sephora New York dinner at Hotel Chantelle on August 29, 2011 in New York City.  (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)

Drea de Matteo will star in an upcoming Lifetime movie that also serves as a backdoor pilot, which is vaguely demoralizing. Can we not give Drea de Matteo something more substantial than a Lifetime show, Hollywood? Anyway, Stalker focuses on — what else? — a "hot-headed cop," according to THR, who teams with a prosecutor to bring stalkers to justice. It's based on a true story, because that's how Lifetime movies work.

Photo: Stephen Lovekin/2011 Getty Images