Mischa Barton has abandoned her role in the remake of TV series Melrose Place to star as a struggling supermodel in a new pilot developed by Ashton Kutcher.
The actress and former model was reportedly in negotiations to star in the revival of the original 1990s series, which launched the careers of Marcia Cross and Kristin Davis.
But now she's signed on to star in Beautiful Life, a TV drama about a group of models living together in a mixed sex residence in New York City.
Barton will play Sonja, a supermodel struggling to save her flailing fashion career.
She tells E! News, "The show will be racy, drugs, drinking, things like that."
Barton ended her last TV run in 2006, when she starred as rich kid Marissa Cooper on teen drama The O.C.http://www.Internetmoviedatabase.com