Weaver to star in vampire comedy

Sigourney Weaver is to star in a comedy about vampires.

Sigourney Weaver is to star in a comedy about vampires.

The ‘Alien’ actress has reportedly signed up to appear with Alicia Silverstone and Krysten Ritter in ‘Vamps’, which is being written and directed by Amy Heckerling.

Weaver will play the role of Ciccerus, a bloodthirsty queen who turns the younger stars into vampires and takes them under her care, giving them make-overs and taking them on shopping trips.

The trio enjoy their lives of immortality in New York – until love enters the picture and they are forced to make huge decisions about the future.

No production or release dates have yet been given.

Meanwhile, Weaver – who is married to filmmaker Jim Simpson - knows that her role as Lieutenant Ellen Ripley in the ‘Alien’ franchise has given her a lot of female fans – but says they are often left disappointed when they realise she is different to her tough alter ego.

Speaking at the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) Media Awards in New York at the weekend, she said: "I've had some very ardent female fans come backstage. Beautiful girls. I guess I should put that I was married in the programme or something, but people are sweet.

"After a role like Ripley - you know, I’m not at all like Ripley; I scream when I see a spider - they expect me to be tougher.”

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