The Cruel Intentions pilot for NBC has added another person to its cast. Kate Levering, best known for her role on Drop Dead Diva, has been cast in the pilot as Annette Hargrove, who was played by Reese Witherspoon in the film. She will join Sarah Michelle Gellar, who recently announced she was reprising her role for the new series pilot.
Deadline also shared more about the plot of the series with its announcement on Levering’s casting. The news outlet revealed that:
“Set in present day, Cruel Intentions picks up more than 15 years after the movie left off. It follows the beautiful and cunning Kathryn Merteuil (Gellar) as she vies for control of Valmont International as well as the soul of Bash Casey (Taylor John Smith), the son of her brother, the late Sebastian Valmont (played in the movie by Ryan Phillippe), and Annette. 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. Kathryn is privately shaken by the arrival of Bash and the re-appearance in her life of Annette, the girl she wronged years ago.”
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