Throwback Thursday indeed: Actress also reveals original title of 1999 film
For those looking for a 90’s nostalgia fix, Sarah Michelle Gellar has you covered.
The actress took to Instagram on Thursday to share a behind-the-scenes photo (below) of herself and other cast members from the 1999 movie “Cruel Intentions.”
Gellar and the cast are sitting down to dinner in the photo. She also shared the film’s original title, “Cruel Inventions.”
Gellar announced on Wednesday that she has joined the NBC pilot for “Cruel Intentions,” the TV adaptation of the film. The actress announced over Instagram: “#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”
According to her post, Gellar will reprise her role as Kathryn Merteuil, which she originated in the movie.
The pilot picks up over 15 years after the movie, an adaptation of the French novel “Les Liaisons dangereuses” by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos, left off. It follows Merteuil as she vies for control of Valmont International as well as the soul of Bash Casey, the son of her stepbrother, the late Sebastian Valmont (Ryan Phillippe) and Annette Hargrove (Reese Witherspoon).
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.
NBC bought the script in October with a commitment, plus a penalty from Roger Kumble, the film’s original director and writer. He will also direct the pilot in addition to co-writing with Lindsey Rosin and Jordan Ross, best known for staging the musical version of “Cruel Intentions” in Los Angeles last summer.
The trio will also executive produce the series. Neal Moritz and Original Film’s Pavun Shetty will also executive produce through their deal with Sony Pictures Television.