TELEVISION: CW finds a real beauty for Beauty and the Beast

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When the CW airs its new Beauty and the Beast television drama, you’ll see a very familiar (and beautiful) face on the small screen.

Smallville star Kristin Kreuk has been cast as the female lead in Beauty and the Beast, based “loosely” on the CBS series from the 1980s.

It centers on Catherine (Kreuk), a tough-minded NYPD homicide detective haunted by witnessing her mother’s murder nine years ago and the killers’ quick demise at the hands of a Beast. After years of searching, Catherine finally finds the Beast, Vincent Koslow, the survivor of a military experiment that went disastrously wrong, and becomes the protector of his secret life as a superhero.

Gary Fieder is directing based on the script by Jennifer Levin and Sherri Cooper, who are executive producing with the original B&B creator, Ron Koslow.

via Deadline