Dominic Chianese (“The Sopranos”) will join “8 Simple Rules” thesp Kaley Cuoco in the ABC Family telepic “Crimes of Fashion,” which goes before cameras next week in Toronto.
“Crimes” concerns a student who takes over the family business only to discover her late grandfather was a mob boss. The film will air in July. Stu Gillard will direct from a script by David Mickel. Kevin Lafferty will produce; Sheri Singer exec produces.
Cabler has also locked Gary Cole and Sherilyn Fenn, who co-stars in Fox’s pending “Mr. Ed” skein, to star in the telefilm “Pop Rocks,” formerly “Head Rush.”
Pic, which will preem in September, revolves around a middle-aged dad whose past as the lead singer of a heavy-metal band comes back to haunt him when an old bandmate asks him to participate in a reunion concert. William Ryan and Dan Berendsen penned the teleplay.
Ron Lagomarsino (“The Brotherhood of Poland, N.H.”) will direct the family film; Patricia Clifford serves as executive producer, with Jackie George as producer.