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[08/16/07 - 02:35 PM]
Michael Imperioli and Ellen Burstyn Star in the Television Event Motion Picture, "Oprah Winfrey Presents: Mitch Albom's for One More Day," Premiering Sunday, December 9 on Abc
In the film, based on Albom's bestselling book For One More Day, Imperioli plays Chick Benetto, a broken-down former baseball player who has collapsed into alcoholism and despair.

[via press release from ABC]

MICHAEL IMPERIOLI AND ELLEN BURSTYN STAR IN THE TELEVISION EVENT MOTION PICTURE, "OPRAH WINFREY PRESENTS: MITCH ALBOM'S FOR ONE MORE DAY," PREMIERING SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9 ON ABC

Emmy Award�-winning actor Michael Imperioli ("The Sopranos") and Academy Award�-winning actress Ellen Burstyn ("The Fountain," "The Exorcist") star in the two-hour television event motion picture "Oprah Winfrey Presents: Mitch Albom's For One More Day," premiering SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9 (9:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. The production, which wrapped this week, was shot primarily on location in Connecticut.

In the film, based on Albom's bestselling book For One More Day, Imperioli plays Chick Benetto, a broken-down former baseball player who has collapsed into alcoholism and despair. He returns one night to his small hometown with plans to take his life. At the final moment, he is magically granted one more day with his departed mother, Posey Benetto, played by Burstyn, who illuminates the secrets of both their lives and shows him a way to redemption. Samantha Mathis ("The Punisher," "American Psycho") and Scott Cohen ("Law & Order: Trial by Jury," upcoming show "The Return of Jezebel James") also star. Michael Imperioli's son, Vadim Imperioli, plays the role of the younger Chick in his acting film debut.

Harpo Films produced the film under its "Oprah Winfrey Presents" banner for ABC. Oprah Winfrey and Kate Forte are the executive producers. Lloyd Kramer ("Mitch Albom's The Five People You Meet in Heaven") directed the film, with the teleplay written by Mitch Albom. The previous collaboration by Oprah Winfrey, Kate Forte and Mitch Albom, "Tuesdays with Morrie," yielded four Emmy� wins, including for Outstanding Made-for-Television Movie and Outstanding Lead Actor in a Mini-Series or Movie.

Harpo Productions, Inc. produces daytime's number-one-rated, award-winning "The Oprah Winfrey Show," creates and develops original TV programming, and operates Oprah.com, a premier women's lifestyle website. Harpo Print, LLC and Hearst Magazines publish the monthly O, The Oprah Magazine and quarterly O at Home publications. Harpo Films, Inc. produces feature films as well as top-rated long form television programs, including those under the "Oprah Winfrey Presents" banner. Harpo Radio, Inc. produces the content for the "Oprah & Friends" channel (156) on XM Satellite Radio.





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· FIVE PEOPLE YOU MEET IN HEAVEN, THE (ABC)
· LAW & ORDER: TRIAL BY JURY (NBC)
· OPRAH WINFREY PRESENTS: FOR ONE MORE DAY (ABC)
· OPRAH WINFREY PRESENTS: TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE (ABC)
· OPRAH WINFREY SHOW, THE (SYNDICATION)
· RETURN OF JEZEBEL JAMES, THE (FOX)
· SOPRANOS, THE (HBO)





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