James Franco as Rick Winters
After starring in the Lifetime remake of Mother, May I Sleep With Danger? in 2016, multi-multi-hyphenate James Franco is back on the network with High School Lover. Unlike his last Lifetime effort, this is an original movie, in which he stars as the father of a high school student in love with an older man. Paulina Singer plays his daughter, Kelly, who is infatuated with an older Hollywood star, played by Francois Arnaud. Their relationship is dangerous, not just because her father disapproves, but also because the Hollywood star has secrets of his own.
In addition to starring as Rick Winters, Franco is also an executive producer. He also reunites with Mother, May I Sleep With Danger? writer Amber Coney, who co-wrote High School Lover with Jessica Dube. Jerell Rosales directs.
Franco has an Oscar nomination for 127 Hours and has over 18 projects in the works for 2017. Somehow, he found time to star in a new 1970s-set TV series called The Deuce with Maggie Gyllenhaal.
Click through to meet the rest of High School Lover's cast. The film debuts at 8 p.m. ET on Saturday, February 4. (Getty)