Daniel Baldwin

Daniel Baldwin

Having struck out with Ben Kingsley, "Sopranos" wiseguy and would-be filmmaker Christopher Moltisanti will be turning to Daniel Baldwin to help realize his dream project.

Baldwin, a former star of "Homicide," will play himself in the final episodes of "The Sopranos," the showbiz trade papers report. The last eight episodes of HBO's signature series are scheduled to air sometime early next year, though dates haven't been set.

The story will have Baldwin agreeing to star in Christopher's (Michael Imperioli) gangster/slasher movie, which he envisions as "'Saw' meets 'Godfather II.'" He unsuccessfully tried to woo Kingsley (also playing himself) for the role last season.

It's unclear how many episodes Baldwin will appear in, but the part has the potential to be a recurring one.

Baldwin played Detective Beau Felton on the first three seasons of "Homicide: Life on the Street" and reprised the role in a 2000 TV movie. His recent credits include the Showtime movie "Our Fathers," Sci Fi's "Anonymous Rex" and the independent feature "Searching for Mickey Fish."