The network is developing a pilot described as a twisted modern day Cinderella story and the actress playing the princess has been announced. Deadline reports Christine Evangelista has nabbed a starring role on the project.
The project, from Jonathan Abrahams, centers on a young actress named Megan Morrison (Evangelista) who just wants to make it in Hollywood. Megan tries out for the female lead in a major summer film and ends up going on a date with the star of the project, Kyle West (Josh Henderson). Megan’s wonderful journey takes an odd turn when a proposal for her potential relationship with Kyle. An in-depth contract is handed to her and Megan must accept or deny “the arrangement” that comes with the life in Hollywood she’s only dreamed of.
Michael Vartan was previously cast as Kyle’s best friend and mentor Terence Hoffman. Megan will find that Terence is determined to make sure the contract is upheld.
This project will be E!’s second scripted series after the recently renewed The Royals.
Evangelista’s television credits include The Kill Point, 666 Park Avenue, Lucky 7 and Chicago Fire.