Christina Ricci is set to star in ABC's drama pilot Pan Am, a sexy soap set about pilots and flight attendants working at the iconic Pan Am airline in the 1960s.

From writer Jack Orman and director Thomas Schlamme,Pan Am will center on Christina Ricci's character, Maggie, a fiery stewardess who is leading a double life - on duty she is a beautiful, perfectly groomed and poised stewardess, and off duty she is earthy, bohemian living among the beatniks and intellectuals of Greenwich Village.