Benanti set in 'Stone' with Miller


Laura Benanti has been tapped to co-star opposite Jonny Lee Miller in ABC's drama pilot "Eli Stone."

James Saito also has been cast in the project, from Touchstone Television and studio-based Berlanti Television.

"Eli" is a high-concept legal drama about a lawyer (Miller) who finds out he might be a prophet.

Benanti will play Beth, a single mother and Eli's first love back in college, who is now pleading with him to help her sue her insurance company after it refused to cover an experimental treatment for her autistic child.

Saito will play Dr. Chen, Eli's impostor acupuncturist.

Benanti and Saito join previously cast Loretta Devine (HR 11/10).

Benanti starred on the FX comedy "Starved." Her credits also include the features "Take the Lead" and "East Broadway."

Benanti, a two-time Tony nominee, has appeared in such Broadway productions as "The Sound of Music," "Swing!" "Into the Woods," "Nine" and "The Wedding Singer."

Saito's credits include "The Devil's Advocate."