Entertainment Showtime taps Michael Imperioli to play Gov. Andrew Cuomo in ‘Escape at Dannemora’ miniseries Michael Imperioli, best known for his role as Christopher Moltisani in "The Sopranos," will play Gov. Andrew Cuomo in the upcoming Showtime miniseries "Escape at Dannemora." Photo Credit: Getty Images for Sony Pictures T / Rich Polk By Ivan Pereira email@example.com @IvanPer4 Updated November 16, 2017 6:30 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet gShare Email Michael Imperioli will be trading his Jersey mob lingo for Albany jargon. The 51-year-old “The Sopranos” actor will play Gov. Andrew Cuomo in a Showtime miniseries “Escape at Dannemora,” Variety reported Thursday. The eight-part story, which will be directed by Ben Stiller, will focus on the 2015 manhunt for Richard Matt and David Sweat, who escaped from an upstate correctional facility. Cuomo’s office didn’t immediately comment on the casting announcement. Benicio Del Toro and Paul Dano will play Matt and Sweat respectively and be joined by Patricia Arquette and Bonnie Hunt. The convicted murderers escaped the Clinton Correctional Facility in June 2015 with the help of prison guard Joyce Mitchell, who had an affair with Matt. After nearly three weeks of searching, investigators found and killed Matt and, two days later arrested Sweat. Both Sweat and Mitchell were convicted and sentenced to prison. By Ivan Pereira firstname.lastname@example.org @IvanPer4 Ivan has been a staff reporter with amNewYork since May 2012 and covers breaking news, politics and enterprise stories. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments Comments section is temporarily on hold. Here’s why.