Alyssa Milano has been tapped to star in the Lifetime original movie Wisegal, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The drama is inspired by the true story of a woman who became a trusted messenger for the Mafia.
Milano will play Patty Montanari, a widow with two young sons who becomes romantically involved with Frank Russo, a captain in a Brooklyn crime family who persuades her to work for the organization as a courier transporting millions of dollars from Canada into the U.S. When Patty learns that Frank has murdered his son, she realizes what he is capable of and begins to fear for her life and her sons' lives.
The movie will be executive produced by Joe Pistone, a real FBI agent who infiltrated the mob. Donnie Brasco, the 1997 feature film starring Al Pacino and Johnny Depp, was based on Pistone.
Wisegal will premiere early in 2008.