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Sarah Michelle Gellar returning for Cruel Intentions TV series

Sarah Michelle Gellar is returning to her roots for the upcoming Cruel Intentions TV series.
Roger Kumble, the director and writer of the original 1999 film, is developing an adaptation for the small screen in conjunction with bosses at U.S. network NBC.
And on Wednesday (24Feb16), Gellar, who played the mischievous Kathryn Merteuil in the movie, took to Instagram to announce she is reteaming with Kumble for the new project.
Gellar posted a present-day photo of herself alongside Kumble and executive producer Neal Moritz, next to a similar snap of the three of them from 1998.
She added the caption, “#throwbackthursday (a bit early in Los Angeles) 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”.
The film, based on classic play Les Liaisons dangereuses, also starred Reese Witherspoon, Ryan Phillippe, Selma Blair, and Joshua Jackson.
The TV series will centre on the son of Witherspoon and Phillippe’s characters, who sets out on a quest to learn about his family history after reading his father’s journal, according to Variety.com.
The film also sparked a real-life love story between Witherspoon and Phillippe, who wed months after the movie came out and had two children. They divorced in 2007.

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