May 20, 2016


James Iha of Smashing Pumpkins to Score James Franco Vampire Flick

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Paul Natkin/WireImage

Here's some left-field James Franco news for you: The actor recently signed on to direct a Lifetime movie about lesbian vampires (which is SO James Franco), and the film will be scored by James Iha, founding member and original guitarist of a band known for celebrating vampires, The Smashing Pumpkins

From Film Music Reporter, we learn that the ever-scheming Franco enlisted Iha with the task of scoring his remake of the 1996 cult TV movie, "Mother, May I Sleep With Danger." Originally, the film featured no vampires and no lesbians, but Franco's impulse was to reshape the flick like a teenage goth's wet dream, because he's James Franco. 

Franco will star along with Tori Spelling and Ivan Sergei, who's probably best known from the mid-aughts TV series Charmed. It premieres June 18 on Lifetime. 

Aside from the Franco-collab, Iha in March reunited with the Pumpkins after a 16 year hiatus, with band singing him "Happy Birthday" during a performance in Los Angeles