Letters to Juliet star Christopher Egan has joined ABC's new drama pilot, Beauty and the Beast.

The show is a re-thinking of the classic Beauty and the Beast story, wherein an embattled princess, Grace, discovers an unlikely connection with a mysterious beast. The actor will play Grace's fiance Gorrick who is her father's most trusted soldier.

DIrector Yves Simoneau will be directing the project from a script written by Jonathan E. Steinberg.

This project is still in development.