sigourney weaverSci-fi royalty Sigourney Weaver has singed to play the vampire queen in Amy Heckerling's horror-comedy Vamps.

The flick stars Clueless vet Alicia Silverstone and Krysten Ritter as a pair of hard-partying NYC vampire chicks whose lives are complicated by, you guessed it, true love.

Weaver will take on the role of the ladies' sire, Ciccerus, a bloodthirsty creature of the night.

Heckerling hasn't directed a hit since Clueless permeated the culture back in the mid-'90s. I doubt Vamps will be able to repeat the success of that film or ... er ... eclipse the current mega-popular fang-toothed movie franchise, but it sounds like a fun romp and a decent comeback vehicle for Silverstone.

I was already interested in Vamps after I heard Ritter (who had memorable recurring roles on Veronica Mars and Gilmore Girls) had joined the cast. I can't wait to see this thing now that Ripley has signed on.

[via: The Hollywood Reporter]
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