In case you have not heard, NBC is in the process of putting together a TV pilot version of “Cruel Intentions” set many years after the soapy movie, and with that, they’re doing what they can to attract one of the film’s stars to the project.
According to Deadline, producers behind the revival have already went to Sarah Michelle Gellar in hopes of getting her to sign on for the series, but for the time being, it’s unclear as to whether or not she is interested. She is reading the script, and will make a decision from there.
The former “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” star is somewhat choosy about the parts that she chooses to play, though she offered pilots on a rather frequent basis. The two that she opted to take on in the past were “Ringer” and “The Crazy Ones,” and they both had a lot of promise. For the first one, it was a CBS series that would give her a chance to play multiple parts, but the show was later shifted to The CW before it premiered and it was never a great fit. “The Crazy Ones” was the much-hyped return of the late Robin Williams to television, but it couldn’t get the ratings to earn a season 2.
While we could see Gellar being interested enough in the pilot to give it a shot, what we’re a little more ambivalent about at the moment is whether or not we legitimately see this show as a contender to be a hit. The original movie was so many years ago, and even among those who watched it, how many were clamoring to see some of the old characters back?
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