02/16/2012 01:33 pm ET

'Beauty And The Beast': Kristin Kreuk Cast In CW Drama

Kristin Kreuk is returning to The CW in a very iconic role. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the former "Smallville" star will play Belle in the upcoming "Beauty and the Beast" reboot.

The project is loosely based on the 1980s CBS series that starred Linda Hamilton and Ron Perlman. It's described as modern-day retelling of the love story with a procedural element.

ABC is also at work on a "Beauty and the Beast" series.
The ABC version comes from "Jericho's" Jonathan Steinberg and is a re-imagining of the fairy tale with a tough princess and her unlikely connection to a mysterious beast. "Lost" actress Emile de Ravin recently appeared on ABC's "Once Upon a Time" as Belle.

Kreuk wasn't on HuffPost TV's initial list of casting ideas
, but we do have a few suggestions for the other roles. Check them out below.