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Lifetime Movies, Mother May I Sleep with Danger, Tori Spelling

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Lifetime has been churning out incredible, melodramatic TV movies for decades now—but sometimes it's easy to forget that one of the most famous ones of all time wasn't actually made for the network. But that's about to change, thanks to James Franco.

The jack of all trades is remaking cult favorite Mother, May I Sleep With Danger?, the 1996 TV movie starring Tori Spelling as a young woman named Laurel who slowly realizes that the boyfriend of her dreams (Ivan Sergei) is maybe, possibly, a murderer.

While you might have caught the film in one of its many repeats on Lifetime, it actually originally aired on NBC. But Franco's remake will be made specifically for the cable network and the movie's upcoming 20th anniversary, with Amber Coney writing and Melanie Aitkenhead directing, the network announced.

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Unfortunately, Franco is executive producing, not starring in the film (and wrote the story)—but there's some truly excellent news, if reports are to be believed. According to Vulture, Spelling will appear in the movie—but as the titular mother this time.

This isn't the first time Lifetime has teamed up with a big star in the past year—Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig starred in a secret project for Lifetime that wound up being their bananas movie A Deadly Adoption, which debuted after a behind-the-scenes saga that saw the film almost canceled after news of the top-secret shoot leaked online.

Mother, May I Sleep With Danger? is scheduled to air on Lifetime in 2016.