Five set for '10 Things'


ABC Family has assembled the main cast of its high school comedy pilot "10 Things I Hate About You," an adaptation of the 1999 feature that in turn was based on William Shakespeare's "The Taming of the Shrew."

Ethan Peck (grandson of Gregory Peck), Lindsey Shaw, Meaghan Jette Martin, Kyle Kaplan and Nicholas Braun have been tapped to star in the pilot, which revolves around two sisters — strong-willed feminist Kat (Shaw) and social butterfly Bianca (Martin) — facing the challenges of starting at a new high school.

Braun will play schoolmate Cameron, who is smitten with Bianca. Kaplan, repped by Greene & Associates and manager Michael Abrams, will play his friend Michael. Peck will play the dark and mysterious Patrick, a student who intrigues and bothers Kat from a distance.

In the movie, Kat and Patrick were played by Julia Stiles and Heath Ledger in his breakthrough performance. Michael was played by David Krumholtz. (partialdiff)