A remake of “Mother, May I Sleep With Danger?” from James Franco is in the works at Lifetime, TheWrap has learned.
The 1996 original aired on NBC and starred Tori Spelling as a teenage girl whose mother discovers that her daughter’s boyfriend (played by Ivan Sergei) is a psychopath. It has since gone on to become a cult hit, with Franco’s retelling set to celebrate its 20th anniversary.
Amber Coney wrote the script for the remake, with story by Franco. Melanie Aitkenhead, the director of Franco’s upcoming “Actors Anonymous” will direct.
The “11.22.63” star is serving as executive producer on the project with Vince Jolivette, Diane Sokolow and Rachel Verno. The project is produced by Sony Pictures Television in association with Rabbit Bandini Productions. It will air in 2016.