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ABC Casts the Latter Half of Its Beauty and the Beast

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 31:  Darius Campbell attends the Chicago photocall to promote his debut in the West End production of Chicago at Garrick Theatre on October 31, 2011 in London, England.  (Photo by Ben Pruchnie/Getty Images)

Scottish stage actor and singer (of Pop Idol fame) Darius Campbell will play the a beastly mercenary bodyguard — as opposed to an actual fur and claws monster, boo — in ABC's new Beauty and the Beast pilot. He certainly looks, er, beastly in this recent photo. As for the beauty, which both Deadline and TV Line describe as an "embattled princess," she still remains to be cast.

Photo: Ben Pruchnie/2011 Getty Images