Laura Benanti has near Amazon’s upcoming TV adjustment of “Cruel Intentions.”
The Tony-winner was group to look successful nan recurring impermanent prima domiciled of Caroline’s (Sarah Catherine Hook) mother, Claudia.
“Unfortunately owed to a scheduling conflict, I’m nary longer capable to participate successful ‘Cruel Intentions,’” Benanti told maine Thursday afternoon. “I’m judge they’ll find a awesome character to play this role.”
Benanti co-stars successful nan upcoming “No Hard Feelings,” nan raunchy coming-of-age movie headlined by Jennifer Lawrence and Andrew Barth Feldman. She’s besides presently sharing nan shape pinch Matthew Broderick successful an off-Broadway accumulation of A.R. Gurney’s “Love Letters.”
Variety exclusively reported connected June 1 that nan stars of nan “Cruel Intentions” show will be: Hook (“First Kill,” “Impeachment: American Crime Story”); Zac Burgess (“Totally Completely Fine”) arsenic Lucien; Khobe Clarke (“Yellowjackets,” “Firefly Lane”) arsenic Scott; Brooke Lena Johnson (“You,” “South of Hell”) arsenic Beatrice; Sara Silva (“The Boys,” “American Horror Stories”) arsenic CeCe; Sean Patrick Thomas (the original “Cruel Intentions” film, “Till”) as Professor Chadwick; John Harlan Kim (“The Last Thing He Told Me,” “9-1-1”) arsenic Blaise; and Myra Molloy (“He’s All That,” “The Bold Type”) arsenic Annie. Jon Tenney (“The Closer,” “Major Crimes”) will look successful a recurring impermanent prima domiciled arsenic U.S. Congressman Russell.
The show was reportedly picked up astatine Amazon successful early April for 8 episodes. At that time, it was reported that it could beryllium released done either Amazon’s Prime Video aliases Freevee.
Previous TV adaptations of “Cruel Intentions” person been developed but ne'er went to series. The caller type of nan show is written and executive produced by Phoebe Fisher pinch Sara Goodman. Neal H. Moritz and Pavun Shetty of Original Film will executive produce. Moritz was a shaper connected nan original film, while he and Shetty executive produced nan NBC pilot. Andrea Iervolino and Monica Bacardi of Iervolino & Lady Bacardi Entertainment will besides executive nutrient on pinch Bruce Mellon. Sony Pictures Television and Amazon Studios will nutrient pinch Original Film.