James Franco’s ‘Mother, May I Sleep With Danger?’ Remake Gets First Lifetime Trailer
While the phrase “James Franco lesbian vampire movie” was more than enough to sell us on Lifetime’s Mother, May I Sleep With Danger? remake (hell, “James Franco, Timecop” worked for 11.22.63), the trailer itself is something to behold. See for yourself, as the Tori Spelling camp classic gets a bloody facelift … you know, with James Franco, and lesbian vampires. I want to stress that part.
Like Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig’s Deadly Adoption before it, Lifetime’s Mother, May I Sleep With Danger? remake seems to play things reasonably straight in the first trailer (via Yahoo). The original 1996 NBC TV movie saw Tori Spelling as “a naive young woman who falls in love with a violent jerk (Ivan Sergei),” both of whom make appearances in the new iteration. You know, the one with James Franco, and lesbian vampires. I’m making that clear, right?
Premiering June 18, the Lifetime update sees Leila George as Leah, a theatre major who falls for, and brings home the mysterious Pearl (The Leftovers star Emily Meade). This time around, Tori Spelling plays the worried mother to George’s character, suspicious of Pearl’s (if we didn’t mention, vampiric) intentions for her daughter.
Lifetime will also air the original Mother, May I Sleep With Danger? on June 17, while we’ve included an additional preview below.