1999 film is being remade by NBC
Sarah Michelle Gellar will appear in the upcoming TV version of Cruel Intentions.
The 1999 movie will become a series on NBC with Gellar signing on again as her character Kathryn Merteuil. She confirmed her casting on Instagram with a picture of herself alongside producers Roger Kumble and Neal H. Moritz taken in 1999 and new image of the group.
“That’s right ‘everybody loves me, and I intend to keep it that way’ #kathrynmerteuil is back!!!” Gellar wrote. “I am happy to say that I will be joining them (and @nbctv ) on the new #Crueltv.”
#throwbackthursday (a bit early in Los Angeles) this picture was taken on the eve of production on the original #cruelintentions. Its me #rogerkumble (director) and #nealmoritz (exec producer) and the other is a picture of us now on the eve of production on the new #cruelintentions. That’s right “everybody loves me, and I intend to keep it that way” #kathrynmerteuil is back!!! I am happy to say that I will be joining them (and @nbctv ) on the new #Crueltv
The Hollywod Reporter states that the character of Kathryn Merteuil is now married to the wealthy Pascal Barrett and involved in an inspiring youth rehabilitation movement and a local private school.
They add: “The stepsister of Sebastian Valmont, Kathryn is privately shaken by the arrival of Sebastian’s son, Bash, and the reappearance in her life of the girl she wronged years ago, Annette Hargrove Casey. A force of nature, Kathryn has many secrets in her life.”
Roger Kumble, who wrote and directed the original Cruel Intentions film, which was itself based on revered French novel Les Liaisons Dangereuses by Choderlos de Laclos, is writing the TV series alongside Lindsey Rosin and Jordan Ross, the duo behind hit LA stage show The Unauthorized Musical Parody Of Cruel Intentions.
When original Cruel Intentions stars Witherspoon, Sarah Michelle Gellar and Selma Blair attended one of the parody musical’s performances in May, a picture of the reunited trio went viral.