It has been 15 years since Alicia Silverstone was thrust into the mainstream spotlight by a little movie called Clueless, directed by Amy Heckerling. It was an event that not only ushered in the era of Alicia, but phrases like “as if” and “she’s a full-on Monet.” It was annoying, but also quite charming.
Now we’re getting word from Screen Daily that Silverstone, who hasn’t done much of anything with her big screen career since the middle of the last decade (though she is currently working on Broadway opposite Laura Linney in Time Stands Still), is headed back to work with Heckerling, who just so happens to be cashing in on the recent rage, vampires. The romantic comedy, Vamps, is described as “a modern-day tale of two young female vampires living the good life in New York until love enters the picture and each has to make a choice that will jeopardize their immortality.”
Silverstone will play one of the vampires alongside Krysten Ritter, who will next be seen in She’s Out of My League. Also of note is the fact that Silverstone is credited in Sebastian Gutierrez’s Electra Luxx, the sequel to Women in Trouble, which will debut next month at the SXSW Film Festival. As for Vamps, I can’t say that I’m not at least interested in seeing what Heckerling does with Silverstone and Ritter, the latter of which has proven herself to be very funny. It’s been a while since we’ve seen Heckerling do anything significant as well, so we’ll see how it goes.