ABC has found its “Beauty” for "Beauty and the Beast." The role in the new drama pilot will be the first U.S. acting job for a young Irish actress, Ruth Bradley, Deadline.com reports.
Bradley will play Grace, an embattled princess, who has an unlikely connection with Shiro, a bodyguard for hire who is something of a mysterious beast. Scottish singer-actor Darius Campbell is playing Shiro.
Bradley has appeared in TV series before, including “Primeval” and “Love/Hate,” and in the feature “In Her Skin.”
Directing the pilot is Yves Simoneau for ABC Studios. Jon Steinberg penned the script.