Sarah Michelle Gellar is reprising her role as Machiavellian manipulator Kathryn Merteuil in NBC’s upcoming series version of her 1999 film “Cruel Intentions.”
Posting a “Throwback Thursday” Instagram image of herself with others who worked on the movie, Gellar, 38, wrote, “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.”
A modern-day twist on Pierre Choderlos de Laclos’ 1782 novel “Les Liaisons Dangereuses,” the series centers on teenaged Bash Casey, son of the late Sebastian Valmont and Annette Hargrove (Ryan Phillippe and Reese Witherspoon in the film) as he navigates the politics of sex, money and power at a San Francisco prep school.