|Cast member Alice Englert signs autographs at the premiere of “Beautiful Creatures” in Hollywood.|
The latest film adaptation of Pierre Choderlos de Lacrosse's 1782 novel Perilous Liaisons imagines the backstories of the main characters involved in a game of sex, power, and revenge.
Set in pre-revolutionary Paris, the new TV series follows the passionate love affair between the main characters Marquise de Merteuil and Vicomte de Valmont. Young, impoverished, and past traumatized souls of the same kind fall apart in search of a better life, eventually becoming morally corrupt rivals who use seduction and manipulation to destroy the lives around them. To do.
Early film adaptations of the book included Stephen Frears' 1988 film Dangerous Liaisons with Glenn Close, John Malkovich, and Michelle Pfeiffer, as well as Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ryan Phillippe, and Reese including 1999's Cruel Intentions starring Witherspoon.
"It's their origin story. We look at them and understand why they became what they are."
Series creator, writer, showrunner, and executive producer Harriet Warner wrote a particular story in an epistolary novel that explains how the Marquise created herself to survive and navigate the world she finds herself in. He said he was inspired by the letter.
For more information, Warner wondered who the Marquess, played by Alice Englert of Australia, was attended by Camille in the series. gathered around.
"It's interesting because as a feminist, there was my slight concern about getting involved because of how I love this destructive narcissist, Valmont," she said.
"Just as discovering the way to Camille was the way to Valmont, it meant being able to understand his actions." I think there's a complication: the novel has two very spoiled characters who destroy women as a game."
Episode 8 of the first season of “Dangerous Liaisons” premieres on LIONSGATE+ on Sunday.