Franco has an insignificant role as the director of that production of Macbeth, but he's also credited with the \"story.\" In that story, Leila George plays Leah, a young woman whose new girlfriend Pearl (Emily Meade) has a lot of dark eye makeup and a secret: she was attacked by a roving gang of lesbian vampires and is now one of them herself. Leah's mother (Tori Spelling, once the danger-sleeper and now the mother, see) is expecting her to bring a boy home from college, so when she brings a girl, Julie both is surprised that her daughter is interested in women and concerned that her daughter is interested in someone she clearly thinks is weird.
The retelling stars Franco and reunites Tori Spelling (True Tori) and Ivan Sergei (Jack and Jill) from the original film and also features Leila George (The Long Home), Emily Meade (Broad City) and Nick Eversman (Wild). With a story by Franco, this updated classic features a vampire love story that brings a whole new meaning to \"sleeping with danger.\" The film comes on the heels of Lifetime's successful and buzziest movie event of 2015, A Deadly Adoption, starring Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig.
The original TV movie was sheer guilty-pleasure trash, but though this remake is pretty darn campy, the acting, writing, and general dignity given to its characters make it a cut above. Leah isn't just a go-for-broke college student who'll date anyone; she's a thoughtful young woman with ambition who takes her relationship seriously, even to the point of having a coming-out dinner with her mom. Of course, the fact that that mom's a stunt-cast Spelling, who was the lead in the original, does lend the proceedings an ironic tone. Spelling's protective-parent motives are also a bit more questionable than those in the original -- is she trying to keep her daughter out of danger Or is she just upset by her being in a lesbian relationship
Tori Spelling, who played the daughter with an extremely dangerous boyfriend in the original, will star as the mother this time out while Leila George (daughter of actor Vincent D'Onofrio, fact fans) will play the daughter who introduces her parent to new love interest Pearl (Emily Meade) - a woman who Spelling's character \"can't shake the feeling that something is very wrong.\" 59ce067264