James Franco has just finished production of a new film which is actually the remake of the cult TV film Mother, May I Sleep with Danger?
But this time around, the film focuses on a dangerous relationship between a teenager and her vampire lover.
The actor-writer-director announced his plan to revamp the thriller last year but, according to Vulture, he has now revealed how his film will differ from the 1996 original.
The original film’s star, Tori Spelling, will also star in the remake – except this time, she’ll play the mother, not the daughter.
Leila George will play her teenage child, who introduces her parent to new love interest Pearl (Emily Meade).
Although her daughter seems happy, Spelling’s character “can’t shake the feeling that something is very wrong.”
The film, which will premiere on the US TV network Lifetime, has been officially described as a “vampire love story that brings a whole new meaning to ‘sleeping with danger’”.
Franco will also star in the film, along with Ivan Sergei, who played the dangerous boyfriend in the original.
Franco says that his decision to make the film was influenced by Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig’s 2015 Lifetime drama A Deadly Adoption.
Will told me that he was actually inspired by my going on General Hospital when he made that. Then Lifetime came to me and [asked if I would] like to recreate one of their movies like Will did.
I said yes, as long as I could change it a bit. It has some similar elements of the original but it’s completely revamped. You’ll have a very non-Lifetime movie on Lifetime.”
The last time lesbian vampires hit the screen was in James Corden’s Lesbian Vampire Killers – which was voted the biggest flop of 2009.
This new project – Mother, May I Sleep With Danger? – will air on the US channel Lifetime on June 18.