NBC Picks Up Cruel Intentions Pilot
A pilot based on the 1999 classic film Cruel Intentions has been picked up by NBC. The show will pick up in the present day, 15 years after the movie left off.
Cruel Intentions (the movie) told the story of two wealthy step-siblings, Kathryn Merteuil and Sebastian Valmont (played by Sarah Michelle Gellar and Ryan Phillippe), who attend an elite Manhattan prep school. The scheming duo make a wager to de-flower Annette Hargrove (played by Reese Witherspoon), the new headmaster’s daughter, before the start of term.
The TV version follows Bash Casey, the son of the characters played by Reese and Ryan in the film. According to Deadline.com, the show:
…follows the beautiful and cunning Kathryn Merteuil as she vies for control of Valmont International as well as the soul of Bash Casey, the son of her brother, the late Sebastian Valmont, and Annette Hargrove. Upon discovering his late father’s legacy in a hidden journal, Bash is introduced to a world of sex, money, power and corruption he never could have imagined.
Cruel Intentions comes from the film’s writer-director Roger Kumble and producer Neal H. Moritz.
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