While it may seem like James Franco is already doing it all, he’s added a Lifetime movie to his résumé. The jack of many trades has signed on to executive-produce Lifetime and Sony Pictures Television’s remake of Mother, May I Sleep With Danger?, EW has confirmed. The TV movie will arrive in time for the 20th anniversary of its original 1996 release.
Tori Spelling, who starred in the original production, will appear in the remake, according to Vulture, who first reported the news. Spelling is expected to take the role of the mother, who learns of her teenage daughter’s boyfriend’s murderous past. Along with being a killer, the psychotic college student is also a credit card scammer.
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Franco wrote the story for the film with a script by Amber Cooney. He’ll also executive-produce alongside Vince Jolivette (Spring Breakers), Diane Sokolow (The Perfect Husband: The Laci Peterson Story) and Rachel Verno (The Perfect Husband: The Laci Peterson Story. Melanie Aitkenhead, who is working with Franco on the screen adapation of his Actors Anonymous, will direct. The movie originally aired on NBC as part of the network’s Monday Night at the Movies series.
Mother, May I Sleep With Danger is expected to air on Lifetime in 2016.