Alicia Silverstone is about to take a turn as a vampire in search in true love. She’ll be working with Amy Heckerling, the writer and director of Clueless, the movie that made Silverstone a star.
Vamps is a comedy featuring Silverstone and Krysten Ritter, who is currently getting good reviews for her new sitcom Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23. The pair play vampires, or “Extended Life Forms” as they’re called in the era of political correctness. They’re attending Sanguines Anonymous, a support group for those with a taste for blood. That has got to be one brutal 12-step program.
Silverstone’s never portrayed a vampire on the big screen before, but has been a “Batgirl.” She donned the form-fitting spandex in the critically reviled Batman and Robin. True love will cause the vampires make some choices, including some decisions regarding their own immortality. Also in the cast are Malcolm McDowell, Sigourney Weaver, Richard Lewis and Marilu Henner. Anchor Bay Films has picked up the distribution rights and is looking toward a Halloween release.
This could be a fun romp. The paranormal romance genre is fertile ground for a parody, and I am not counting Vampires Suck. Ritter is a hot commodity right now. The Silverstone-Heckerling reunion will draw a lot of interest as well.Clueless (Whatever! Edition)