Cruel Intentions will be returning to cinemas later this year in celebration of the film’s 20th anniversary.
The teen classic starred Sarah Michelle Gellar as Kathryn Merteuil – the “Marcia fucking Brady of the Upper East Side” – who bets her stepbrother, Sebastian Valmont (Ryan Phillippe) to bed their headmaster’s daughter, Annette Hargrove (Reese Witherspoon).
The film also starred Selma Blair, Louise Fletcher, Joshua Jackson, Eric Mabius, Sean Patrick Thomas and Christine Baranski.
Upon release, Cruel Intentions received mixed reviews from critics, but it has since developed a massive cult following. It spawned two sequels (without the main cast) and a spin-off series starring Gellar, which ultimately didn’t pass the pilot stage.
In 2017, it also made its off-Broadway debut at Greenwich Village nightclub Le Poisson Rouge after two runs in Los Angeles and a pop-up engagement in New York. Gellar, Witherspoon and Blair were among the attendees.
To commemorate its 20th anniversary, the film is returning to cinemas in March, but for one week only. You can buy tickets here.
If you haven’t seen Cruel Intentions – wtf you doin’? This is SMG’s best role (after Buffy) and she should’ve been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress (!!!). We’ll take that to our grave.
In celebration of the film returning to cinemas, Sony have remastered the original trailer. Watch below!