Michael Imperioli has been cast in the HBO pilot ’40,’ Deadline is reporting. He is joined by fellow newly cast actor Adrian Pasdar, as well as Ed Burns and Michael Rapaport in the single-camera ensemble comedy. The series, which was picked up in March 2011, comes from ‘Entourage’ creator and executive producer Doug Ellin.
’40,’ which is set in New York, follows four lifelong friends who help each other navigate life at 40, which isn’t what they expected it to be. Imperioli, who’s most remembered for his Emmy winning portrayal of Christopher Moltisanti in the hit HBO series ‘The Sopranos,’ has been cast as a single hustler who’s shameless when it comes to self-promotion. Pasdar, who’s known for his dramatic roles, and has had a recurring role on the ABC Family drama ‘The Lying Game,’ plays a Wall Street millionaire. Rapaport, meanwhile, portrays a neurotic, but normal, married man.
Burns rounds out the cast as a married man and father who used to work at Bear Stearns making more than $2 million a year. But he’s been out of work for almost a year. Susan Misner has been cast in the pilot as Burns’ character’s wife.
Written by: Karen Benardello