Esposito revs up two pix

Thesp joins 'Blues,' 'Dracula' for the summer

NEW YORK — After gaining notice in “Summer of Sam,” actress Jennifer Esposito is poised for a summer of activity after landing roles in both “Backflash Blues” and “Dracula 2000.”

Esposito recently completed Jon Favreau’s “Made,” in which she played the female lead opposite Vince Vaughn and Sean “Puffy” Combs. She’ll next play a villainess in “Dracula 2000,” with Christopher Plummer, for Dimension.

The actress joins Robert Patrick and Melissa Joan Hart in “Backflash Blues,” an indie directed by Phil Jones. She plays an ex-con who gets released and heads home to help a guy outwit a local mob boss and pull off the scam of a lifetime. Matt McCombs and Jones are producing. Lillian Jackson, Jennifer Farrell and Jones penned the script.

Esposito also recently wrapped the Gigi Gaston-directed indie “Beyond the City Limits,” and the Richard Gale-directed “The Proposal,” which was acquired by Miramax in Cannes. She is repped by UTA.