James Franco Teams With Lifetime for ‘Mother, May we Sleep With Danger?’ Remake

Another funnyman is entrance to Lifetime.

James Franco is set to executive furnish a reconstitute of a cult classical Mother, May we Sleep With Danger? for a wire channel, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

Franco penned a story for a remake, with a book created by Amber Coney (Class). Melanie Aitkenhead (Franco’s arriving film Actors Anonymous) will direct, and Franco will exec furnish with Vince Jolivette (Spring Breakers), Diane Sokolow (The Perfect Husband: The Laci Peterson Story) and Rachel Verno (The Perfect Husband: The Laci Peterson Story). The reconstitute hails from Sony Pictures Television in organisation with Rabbit Bandini Productions, and will atmosphere in 2016.

Franco’s partnership with Lifetime, that will assistance symbol a strange film’s 20th anniversary, comes on a heels of a network’s warn partnership with Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig for A Deadly Adoption progressing this year. The project, that was initial reported by The Hollywood Reporter on Apr Fool’s Day, was done in privacy and denied by a network several times — that is until billboards started popping adult in Los Angeles dual months later. The film drew some-more than 6 million viewers over a premiere weekend.

Franco hasn’t been fearful to try swap avenues within Hollywood. In further to his sundry TV and film work, a Oscar-nominated actor recurred on General Hospital from 2009-2012. Mother, May we Sleep With Danger? is a latest TV plan for Franco, who also headlines Hulu’s 11/22/63 array and will star in David Simon’s porn play The Deuce for HBO. He is repped by CAA, Untitled Entertainment and Sloane Offer.

The strange Mother, May we Sleep With Danger? starred Tori Spelling as a immature lady with a dangerous and recurrent boyfriend. The film eventually aired on NBC in Sep 1996.