Peter Gallagher has joined the cast of the upcoming Cruel Intentions revival on NBC and he is playing the father of Ryan Phillippe‘s late character!
The series will follow Bash Casey (Taylor John Smith), the son of the late Sebastian Valmont (played by Ryan in the movie) and Annette Hargrove (played by Reese Witherspoon in the movie).
Peter is set to play “Edward Valmont, a sexy, beguiling, sophisticated, powerful and ruthless billionaire hotel magnate with fingers in many far-reaching financial pies — some legal, some not so much. Edward is delighted to discover that he’s got a long-lost grandson in the newly arrived Bash Casey and once the DNA test proves his claim, Edward immediately starts grooming Bash for a life of impossible wealth and opportunity,” according to Variety.
Sarah Michelle Gellar will reprise her role as Kathryn Merteuil in the series.