James Franco to Remake Iconic TV Movie ‘Mother, May I Sleep with Danger?’

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It was in 1996 when Tori Spelling broke out of her shell as Donna Martin on the popular FOX hit “Beverly Hills, 90210” with the NBC original movie, “Mother, May I Sleep with Danger?” As the TV movie approaches its 20th anniversary, Lifetime announced today that it is remaking the classic with a story by “General Hospital’s” James Franco (ex-Franco), who will also executive produce.

“Mother, May I Sleep with Danger?” was the tale of a young woman who was sleeping with a psychopath (played by Ivan Sergei) and the trials and tribulations her mother (Lisa Banes; ex-Eve McBain, “One Life to Live”) went through to try and protect her.

Lifetime and Sony Pictures Television will produce the new movie, which plays homage to the original that even today continues to resonate in pop culture.

The TV movie is written by Amber Coney and will be directed by Melanie Aitkenhead. Vince Jolivette, Diane Sokolow and Rachel Verno join Franco as executive producers.

“Mother, May I Sleep with Danger?” will air sometime in 2016 on Lifetime.