What wonderful news to wake up to! This is GAYMAZING! The ever-increasingly eccentric James Franco announced today that he is teaming with Sony Pictures and Lifetime (natch) to remake the 1996 BEYOND CLASSIC made-for-TV movie schlockfest Mother, May I Sleep with Danger? which starred wowlebrity Tori Spelling and ’90s C-list hunk Ivan Sergei. You remember it, of course.
From the IMDB description:
Laurel has the boyfriend of her dreams, Kevin. He can and will do anything for her. He is totally devoted to her but the downside is that he never leave her alone. When she tries to get some distance he responds with aggressiveness. It finally dawns on Laurel that he is not good for her. Laurel’s mother Jessica has already started to suspect that something is wrong with his background.
Probably THE GREATEST Lifetime movie ever made. This time around: James will play Laurel, of course. And Tori will make a cameo as Laurel’s mother, Jessica. HA! Just kidding. About James playing Laurel. But Vulture is reporting that Tori will “almost certainly” be playing the mother. Which… will… be… FABULOUS!
It’s the movie’s 20th anniversary, btw.
NBC premiered the original MMISWD on September 30, 1996, as part of its powerhouse “Monday Night at the Movies” franchise, which in the mid-1990s successfully targeted Gen-X viewers (who were then mostly in their 20s) with titles about young folks in various form of jeopardy. The original telecast of MMISWD ranked No. 26 overall the week it aired, averaging 15.8 million viewers. Over the next two decades, the movie gained a cult following through repeated reruns on cable networks — including Lifetime.
2016 just got a whole lot more fun!
(Photo of James: Pacific Coast News)