JAMES FRANCO TO REMAKE CULT CLASSIC ORIGINAL MOVIE, ‘MOTHER, MAY I SLEEP WITH DANGER?’
Lifetime and Sony Pictures Television will team up with filmmaker James Franco to remake the classic TV movie, Mother, May I Sleep With Danger? In honor of its 20th anniversary, the retelling of the cult classic from Sony Pictures Television will pay homage to the original film that continues to resonate in pop culture today. The film comes on the heels of Lifetime’s oddly casted but most buzzed about movie event of 2015, A Deadly Adoption, starring Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig.
Produced by Sony Pictures Television in association with Rabbit Bandini Productions, Mother, May, I Sleep with Danger? will air on Lifetime in 2016. With a story by Franco, the script is written by Amber Coney and will be directed by Melanie Aitkenhead. Franco will executive produce with Vince Jolivette, Diane Sokolow and Rachel Verno.
Sony nor Lifetime have officially confirmed the casting yet.
The remake is based on the original 1996 Lifetime drama, where a woman (Lisa Banes) eventually deduces that her teenage daughter’s (Tori Spelling) abusive boyfriend (Ivan Sergei) is a psychopath who has already killed once.
Check out an oh-so intense clip here: