According to Deadline, Taylor John Smith (American Crime) is set to play the son of Ryan Phillippe’s Sebastian Valmont and Reese Witherspoon’s Annette Hargrove from the cult 1999 movie Cruel Intentions, which also starred Sarah Michelle Gellar.
Set in present day, NBC’s Cruel Intentions picks up more than 15 years after the movie left off. It follows the beautiful and cunning Kathryn Merteuil — the role played in the movie by Gellar (who has been approached regarding this series) — as she vies for control of Valmont International as well as the soul of Bash Casey (Smith), the son of her late brother.
Upon discovering his late father’s legacy in a hidden journal, Bash is introduced to a world of sex, money, power and corruption he never could have imagined. Samantha Logan (The Fosters) plays Cassidy, the spoiled daughter of Kathryn’s husband Pascal.