ABC's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Casting News
To me, ABC is a hit or miss station. Some stuff they put out is good, most of it I avoid. I have some casting news that I found on Deadline, for two shows that I don’t plan on watching.
First is for ABC’s version of Beauty and The Beast. The lead female role has been found and it is Ruth Bradley (In Her Skin). The Irish actress will be joined by Scottish actor Darius Campbell as the leads in the pilot. Here is a little synopsis that was given:
A fantasy re-imagining of the classic Beauty and the Beast tale wherein an embattled princess, Grace (Bradley), discovers an unlikely connection with a mysterious beast, Shiro (Scottish singer-actor Darius Campbell), a mercenary bodyguard.
Also on the casting radar is Monique Gabriela Curnen. She has been cast in as yet untitled Roland Emmerich drama, whose pilot will also air on ABC. I have ranted plenty of times about Emmerich’s work and you all know my disdain for him. I will rant a little bit more about my feelings for him after I give you the synopsis for the show.
Written by Emmerich and Harold Kloser and to be directed by Emmerich, the project centers on Carter (Max Thieriot), an astrophysics grad student in NYC who learns that he is the chosen one to destroy the forces of evil. Curnen, repped by the Kohner Agency and Authentic, will play tough, no-nonsense FBI Agent Tracy Meyers.
Whenever I see Emmerich’s name attached to anything lately, the first thought in my head is that it will be a stinker. Like the kind of stuff you would be embarrassed if you were caught watching it. I have a feeling that this will be the same way. Luckily, for those of you who are interested, you won’t have to leave the comfort of your couch to partake in this potential crapfest. Let us know what you think.