After a lengthy casting search, Christine Evangelista (Chicago Fire) has landed the lead in E!’s hourlong pilot The Arrangement, from Universal Cable Prods. and writer Jonathan Abrahams.

Described as a Cinderella story for modern times with a dramatic and complicated Hollywood twist, The Arrangement follows Megan Morrison (Evangelista), a beautiful young actress who auditions for the female lead in a summer blockbuster playing opposite Kyle West (Josh Henderson), the hottest actor of the moment. After an amazing audition segues into a dream-like first date, Megan’s Cinderella story takes a turn to the bizarre when she is presented with a contract that details an entire relationship with Kyle. Megan must weigh her options and the benefits and consequences to her career and her life overall… and decide whether or not she will accept “the arrangement.” Michael Vartan plays Kyle’s best friend and mentor.

The Arrangement is eyed to join The Royals as E!’s second original scripted series.

 

Evangelista will next be seen in the feature Bleed For This and on the upcoming season of AMC hit The Walking Dead. She  is repped by Paradigm, MJ Management and attorney Rick Genow.