‘Cruel Intentions’ TV Revival in the Works at NBC

Cruel Intentions ReBoot

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“Cruel Intentions” could be coming to television. NBC has bought a script with a significant commitment from the film’s original director and writer Roger Kumble, Variety has learned.

NBC’s version would take a modern spin on the late ’90s cultural phenomenon that brought Reese Witherspoon, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ryan Phillippe and Selma Blair to worldwide fame.

The present-day “Cruel Intentions” reboot will center around the 16-year-old son of the late Sebastian Valmont (played by Phillippe in the film) and Annette Hargrove (played by Witherspoon), named Bash Casey. Upon finding his late father’s journal, Bash learns of the family legacy he didn’t know existed. In search of answers, he trades his small-town Kansas upbringing for a scholarship to the prestigious Brighton Preparatory Academy in San Francisco and soon finds himself in a world of sex, money, power and corruption he never could have imagined.

In the 1999 film, Annette was not said to be pregnant, though she did drive away at the end of the movie with Sebastian’s journal by her side after his funeral, as she recalled fond memories of him.

Kumble is attached to direct the pilot, and co-write with scribes Lindsey Rosin and Jordan Ross who will serve as exec producers on the potential series from Sony Television, along with Neal Moritz and Original Film’s Pavun Shetty who will exec produce through their Sony TV deal. AMBI will also produce.

The series had been pitched around to many networks this month and quickly garnered competitive interest, before ultimately landing at NBC with a script commitment plus penalty.

Rosin and Ross were behind this past summer’s Cruel Intentions Musical in L.A., held at the Rockwell Table and Stage, which became a hot-ticket event when original cast members Witherspoon, Gellar and Blair reunited at a show, causing a social media uproar. It was at one of their shows that the duo met Kumble who become an instant fan of the musical adaptation of his film, sparking the trio’s partnership on developing a TV series together.

Under their Sucker Love Productions banner, Rosin and Ross also adapted “The O.C.” for an unauthorized one-night only show, which sold out this summer in Los Angeles.

For Rosin, “Cruel Intentions” marks her second sale this development season, as she’s co-writing a comedy for CBS, titled “Squad Goals,” from exec producer Ryan Seacrest.

The “Cruel Intentions” reboot is one of many recent television remakes of ’80s and ’90s properties with networks tapping into the nostalgia trend. Fox is bringing back “The X-Files” in January, Showtime has “Twin Peaks” coming up and Netflix is reviving “Full House” by way of a sequel “Fuller House,” which will feature many of the original cast members. NBC also had “Coach” in the works, based on Craig T. Nelson’s long-running comedy, but the net ultimately axed the revival. As for young romance stories, the CW also has “The Notebook” reboot in the works, based on the Nicholas Sparks book and Rachel McAdams/Ryan Gosling movie.

“Cruel Intentions” was a low-budget, surprise box-office hit, bringing in $95 million worldwide. The teen flick was followed by two direct-to-video movies: a prequel from Kumble titled “Cruel Intentions 2,” which starred Amy Adams and was originally prepped to be a Fox TV series called “Manchester Prep,” plus “Cruel Intentions 3,” to which Kumble was not attached.

Kumble is repped by UTA. Rosin is repped by ICM, Foundry Literary + Media, Underground, and Gang, Tyre, Ramer & Brown. Ross is also repped by ICM.

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Selma Blair wants role in ‘Cruel Intentions’ reboot

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Selma Blair is all ready for a role in the “Cruel Intentions” TV remake.

“I think that’s wonderful,” she told FOX411 of the rumored TV reboot. “I think it’s a timeless story, and I think people love hearing about the adventures and misadventures of teenagers so I wish it well and I hope I can play a mother.”

Blair went on to tell us specifically which character she would want to play in the reboot.

“Christine Baranski played my mother, but I would like to play my mother,” she said at Brian Bowen Smith’s Metallic Life opening in Hollywood Thursday night. “I’d like to play Cecile Caldwell’s mother.”

However, Blair said she would only be interested in joining the cast again if they filmed in LA.

“I would be down, if it’s shooting in LA. I wonder if anything shoots in LA anymore because I have to be near my son.”

The 43-year-old actress’ 4-year-old son, Arthur, is a clear priority in her life. When asked what her favorite part of being a mom is, she shared that her son makes her do something that no one else can do.

“The incredible love I have for my son… when he… falls asleep near me I can’t stop smiling, and I’m not a smiler,” she confessed. “I love everything about him and I love that I have been able to devote the last four years being his mom pretty much solely and now it’s time to get back to work and that’s really hard.”

Currently, Blair is working with Ryan Murphy on his upcoming drama “American Crime Story.” She plays Kris Jenner in the story of the OJ Simpson trial.

Blair said she loves playing a motherly figure because she is focused on being a mom in real life.

“I’m on the Halloween four-year-old circuit,” she joked. “I used to go to Milan and Paris, and now I go to Studio City. My son is going to be a skeleton or a police officer or some type of zombie or all of them because kids go to a lot of parties. I think I will be a nun because… it’s comfy. It’s like wearing a snuggie.”

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Selma Blair, Sarah Michelle Gellar and Reese Witherspoon Reunite For Cruel Intentions Girls Night Out

May 29th, 2015

Ok, Selma fans. Greatest. News. Ever.

Selma Blair, Reese Witherspoon and Sarah Michelle Gellar broke the internet last night. Check it out!

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I will be posting ALL of the Selma Blair pix out there very soon.

Vacation resumes!