Alicia Silverstone and Amy Heckerling, the star and director of the 90s hit Clueless, have reunited for the upcoming vampire-oriented comedy Vamps, according to Cinema Blend. Believe it or not, it’s been over 17 years since the duo teamed up for the aforementioned romantic comedy, a fact that makes this writer feel very old. Their recent collaboration is long overdue.
Heckerling, who also directed the 80s high school classic Fast Times at Ridgemont High, tapped Silverstone to play Goody, a New York City vampire who is experiencing a serious rough patch in her love life. Not surprisingly, trying to find a boyfriend when you drink blood to stay alive is particularly daunting. Krysten Ritter of Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23 fame will portray her best friend Stacy.
Cinematically speaking, Alicia Silverstone has taken the indie route as of late. In addition to Bad Mother’s Handbook, The Art of Getting By, and director Jim Field Smith’s upcoming comedy Butter, Silverstone has signed on for the features Jesus in Cowboy Boots, Ass Backwards, and Gods Behaving Badly with Christopher Walken and Sharon Stone.
During a recent interview with Bullett magazine, Amy Heckerling described her relationship with Alicia Silverstone. “There are a few people in my life who I’ve watched grow up,” she said of Silverstone. “The nature of our relationship has changed, of course, but the feeling that I need to protect you didn’t go away.”
Silverstone, meanwhile, used the opportunity to address her career post-Clueless. “There are so many things I would have done differently after ‘Clueless,’ but I think we all have that period in our lives where we think, if I could just press the restart button,” she said.
Perhaps even more intriguing to Alicia Silverstone’s male fans are the photos she did for Bullett magazine. Although they’re not as risque as certain photo shoots, they certainly prove that Silverstone is still very easy on the eyes.
Directed by Amy Heckerling and starring Alicia Silverstone, Vamps is scheduled to arrive in select theaters on November 2. If you can’t make it to one of the participating locations, the film will hit DVD and Blu-ray on November 13. The trailer for the film rests below.