James Franco remaking Mother, May I Sleep with Danger? as a lesbian vampire movie

Apparently it'll be a 'love story that brings a whole new meaning to sleeping with danger'

Jacob Stolworthy
Friday 08 April 2016 10:10
Actor James Franco attends the 'Every Thing Will Be Fine' press conference in Berlin
Actor James Franco attends the 'Every Thing Will Be Fine' press conference in Berlin

Not since 2009 have lesbian vampires been put at the forefront of a film (although the less said about Lesbian Vampire Killers the better, a film we bet James Corden is desperately trying to etch from his past now he's off enjoying success befriending everyone in Hollywood).

It's James Franco who's bringing them back, however, in a move that Vulture reports has seen him take the renowned 1996 made-for-TV film Mother, May I Sleep With Danger and reimagine it as a lesbian vampire love story.

The actor turned filmmaker - who will also appear in an unspecified role - has already wrapped production on the remake which the channel Lifetime are describing as a “vampire love story that brings a whole new meaning to ‘sleeping with danger.’”

Tori Spelling, who played the daughter with an extremely dangerous boyfriend in the original, will star as the mother this time out while Leila George (daughter of actor Vincent D'Onofrio, fact fans) will play the daughter who introduces her parent to new love interest Pearl (Emily Meade) - a woman who Spelling's character "can't shake the feeling that something is very wrong."

Original star Ivan Sergei will also crop up but it remains unknown whether he'll reprise the same role he played back in 1996.

Franco has directed five films that are all yet to be released including a film about beloved cult The Room in which he stars as Tommy Wiseau. He will also adapt the controversial Rolling Stone article that detailed a stripper's event-filled trip to Florida which she reported to the world via Twitter.

NBC film Mother, May I Sleep With Danger? will air on the US channel Lifetime on 18 June.

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