The uber talented actor James Franco has penned the story for the remake of a 1996 Tori Spelling movie.
Lifetime and Sony Pictures Television will team up with filmmaker James Franco to remake the classic TV movie, Mother, May I Sleep With Danger?
This collaboration with Lifetime will mark the original film’s 20th anniversary, which comes on the heels of the network’s surprise collaboration with Will Ferrell.
Franco has been fearless throughout his career by exploring alternate avenues in Hollywood. The Oscar nominated actor recurred on General Hospital from 2009-2012. Mother, May I Sleep With Danger? Is the latest project from Franco. He is currently headlining Hulu’s 11/22/63 series and will star in David Simon’s porn drama The Deuce for HBO.
The film comes shortly after Lifetime’s successful and most buzzed about movie event of 2015, A Deadly Adoption, starring Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig.
Franco wrote the story for the remake, with a script written by Amber Coney. Melanie Aitkenhead (Franco’s upcoming film Actor Anonymous) will direct, and Franco will executive produce with Vince Jolivette (Spring Brealers), Diane Sokolow (The Perfect Husband: The Lacey Peterson Story) and Rachel Verno (The Perfect Husband: The Laci Peterson Story).
Mother, May I Sleep With Danger? will air in 2016.