The actress who played Charmaine Bucco has been cast as Frankie Valli's mother
"The Sopranos" actress Kathrine Narducci, who played Charmaine Bucco on the Jersey-set mob series, has joined the cast of Clint Eastwood's adaptation of the popular musical "Jersey Boys," TheWrap has learned.
The Warner Bros. movie stars John Lloyd Young, Eric Bergen, Michael Lomenda and Vincent Piazza ("Boardwalk Empire") as The Four Seasons members Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Nick Massi and Tommy DeVito, respectively.
The ensemble also includes Christopher Walken, up-and-coming actor Jeremy Luke ("Mob City," "Don Jon") and Narducci's "Sopranos" co-star Steve Schirripa.
Narducci will play Frankie Valli's mother, Mary Rinaldi, alongside Lou Volpe as Frankie's father, Anthony.
Eastwood, GK Films principal Graham King and Robert Lorenz are producing, while the real-life Valli and Gaudio are executive producing. Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice wrote the screenplay.
Narducci started her career playing Robert De Niro's wife in "A Bronx Tale" before going on to a key supporting role opposite John Ventimiglia and James Gandolfini in "The Sopranos." Since the success of that landmark series, Narducci has worked steadily in television, guest starring on shows including "Hung" and "Workaholics," as well the "In Plain Sight" pilot. She also shot a short film with Gandolfini titled "A Whole New Day" that can be viewed here.
Narducci is represented by Brillstein Entertainment Partners, Clear Talent Group and Headline Talent Agency.