Cruel Intentions might be heading to the small screen, EW has confirmed.
NBC has ordered up a pilot script of the drama with a penalty commitment. And while the original 1999 film left off with Annette Hargrove (Reese Witherspoon) driving off with the late Sebastian Valmont’s (Ryan Phillippe) journal by her side, the television project is expected to pick up with the pair’s son, Bash Casey.
The 16-year-old comes across his late father’s journal and uncovers all of his family’s secrets. The discovery leads Bash to ditch his small-town life in Kansas in favor of the Brighton Preparatory Academy in San Francisco. While he arrives there on a scholarship, he soon finds himself thrown in a world ripe with sex, money, and corruption. (No word yet on if they’ll utilize The Verve’s “Bitter Sweet Symphony.”)
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Cruel Intentions director Roger Kumble is set to pen the script alongside The Unauthorized Musical Parody of Cruel Intentions‘ Lindsey Rosin and Jordan Ross. Kumble is expected to direct the project, as well.