Levering To Play Annette In NBC’s “Cruel”

“Drop Dead Diva” actress Kate Levering has been cast in the pilot of NBC’s sequel to 1999’s “Cruel Intentions”.

Levering will play Annette Hargrove, the role played by Reese Witherspoon in the feature. Witherspoon is not returning to the role, but her co-star Sarah Michelle Gellar is coming back to reprise her role of Kathryn Merteuil.

Set in present day, the story picks up fifteen years on and follows the beautiful and cunning Kathryn (Gellar) as she vies for control of Valmont International as well as the soul of Bash Casey (Taylor John Smith), the son of her late brother Sebastian and Annette.

Samantha Logan and Sophina Brown also star in the film which writer-director Roger Kumble is returning for and will executive produce alongside Neal H. Moritz, Lindsey Rosin and Jordan Ross. Kumble will direct.

Source: Deadline