NBC’s Cruel Intentions has cast its Reese Witherspoon.
Drop Dead Diva alum Kate Levering has been tapped to take on Witherspoon’s role of Annette Hargrove in the network’s drama pilot Cruel Intentions, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Witherspoon, who has a production deal with ABC Studios and next stars in HBO limited series Big Little Lies, is not slated to participate in NBC’s reboot and is executive producing a drama pilot for ABC this season.
NBC’s Cruel Intentions picks up more than 15 years after the 1999 movie left off. The drama follows the beautiful and cunning Kathryn Merteuil (Sarah Michelle Gellar, reprising her role from the feature) as she vies for control of Valmont International as well as the soul of Bash Casey (Taylor John Smith), son of her brother, the late Sebastian Valmont, and Annette Hargrove Casey (Levering). Upon discovering his late father’s legacy in a hidden journal, Bash is introduced to a world of sex, money, power and corruption he could never have imagined. Sophinia Brown will co-star.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter