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James Franco Is Remaking Mother, May I Sleep With Danger? For Lifetime

Will it be better than A Deadly Adoption?

Megan Vick

James Franco has done it all, from directing and producing to a soap opera stint on General Hospital. Well, now the Hollywood jack of all trades is heading to Lifetime by remaking Mother, May I Sleep With Danger? for the cult classic's 20th anniversary.

The original film starred Tori Spelling as Laurel, a young woman whose perfect boyfriend (Ivan Sergei) turns out to be an abusive monster. It debuted on NBC in 1996, but it is the melodramatic affair for which Lifetime movies have become famous.

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Franco, who will serve as executive producer, has updated the story with the script written by Amber Coney. Melanie Aitkenhead will direct. Lifetime did not announce a cast on Monday, but according to Vulture, Spelling will likely play the mother (played by Lisa Banes in the original).

The Academy Award-nominated actor's foray into Lifetime comes on the heels of Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig's very successful A Deadly Adoption earlier this year.

Mother, May I Sleep With Danger? 2.0 will debut in 2016.