Never one to be put in a box, James Franco
is again pushing
the limits of expectation with a remake of Mother,
May I Sleep With Danger?
has your exclusive first look!
The new film, which premieres on Lifetime on June 18,
reunites Tori Spelling
and Ivan Sergei from the original 1996 TV movie but
tells a very different story. “James has totally put his own spin on it, which
is why they brought along James Franco, of course,” Spelling tells ET. “It’s
this cool, edgy, vampire lesbian movie.”
“I wanted to change things a little bit,” Franco says in a
behind-the-scenes interview from the set.
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The original saw Laurel (Spelling) trying to distance
herself from her seemingly perfect boyfriend (Sergei), who didn’t understand
boundaries. In Franco’s revision, Spelling plays Julie, the mother to Leah (played by Vincent
D'Onofrio’s daughter, Leila George), who brings home girlfriend Pearl (The Leftovers
’ Emily Meade) much to her
“Julie tries to embrace the idea of Leah’s new love
interest,” Lifetime’s official log line reads, “but she can’t shake the feeling
that something is very wrong.” What’s wrong is that Pearl is a vampire, adding
a whole new meaning to “sleeping with danger.”