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‘Cruel Intentions’ Is Getting a TV Reboot: Details

Sarah Michelle Gellar and Ryan Phillippe
Sarah Michelle Gellar and Ryan Phillippe in 'Cruel Intentions'

TV is about to get sexier. NBC is filming a pilot for a TV update of the 1999 film Cruel Intentions, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The drama will take place 15 years after the events of the steamy film, which starred Reese Witherspoon (Annette Hargrove), Sarah Michelle Gellar (Kathryn Merteuil) and Ryan Phillippe (Sebastian Valmont) and was based on the 18th-century novel Dangerous Liaisons. The pilot centers on the seductive Kathryn aiming to take control of Valmont International and help guide her brother's son Bash as he faces the temptations that come with a wealthy upbringing. 

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Roger Kumble, the film's writer-director, is penning the TV script with Lindsey Rosin and Jordan Ross, who created a staged parody version of the film that was performed recently in Los Angeles. (Witherspoon, Gellar and costar Selma Blair attended a performance of the stage show together last year.) A planned premiere date for the potential series has not yet been announced.

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TV updates of hit films have become trendy of late, albeit with mixed ratings results. Fox's Minority Report failed to find an audience this season, while CBS' Limitless has become a solid performer. Upcoming midseason additions include CBS' Rush Hour and ABC's Uncle Buck.

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