Exactly one year ago today, April 22, 2009 to be exact, we told you about Vanessa Hudgens' participation in a retelling of the "Beauty and the Beast" called "Beastly" based on the fantasy novel by Alex Flinn. (Check out our original story right here)
Now, production is done, the movie is set to open July 30th, and we have the trailer! Take a look, it's actually kind of intriguing, come on, Mary-Kate Olsen as a witch? Camp! I'm soooo there!
Here's more info on the movie courtesy of Yahoo:
Kyle Kingson has it all - looks, intelligence, wealth and opportunity - and a wicked cruel streak. Prone to mocking and humiliating "aggressively unattractive" classmates, he zeroes in on Goth classmate Kendra, inviting her to the school's extravagant environmental bash.
Kendra accepts, and, true to form, Kyle blows her off in a particularly savage fashion. She retaliates by casting a spell that physically transforms him into everything he despises. Enraged by his horrible and unrecognizable appearance he confronts Kendra and learns that the only solution to the curse is to find someone that will love him as he is - a task he considers impossible.
Repulsed by his appearance, Kyle's callous father banishes him to Brooklyn with a sympathetic housekeeper and blind tutor. As Kyle ponders how to overcome the curse and get his old life back, he chances upon a drug addict in the act of killing a threatening dealer.
Seizing the opportunity, Kyle promises the addict freedom and safety for his daughter, Lindy if she will consent to live in Kyle's Brooklyn home. Thus begins Kyle's journey to discover true love in this hyper-modern retelling of the classic "Beauty and the Beast" story.
Logline: A retelling of "Beauty and the Beast" set in modern-day New York City.
Genres: Drama and Romance
Release Date: July 30th, 2010 (wide)
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for language including some crude comments, drug references and brief violence.
Distributors: CBS Films
Production Co.: CBS Films, Storefront Pictures
Filming Locations: Montreal, Canada
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Produced in: United States
Cast and Credits
Starring: Vanessa Hudgens, Mary-Kate Olsen, Alex Pettyfer, Neil Patrick Harris, Peter Krause
Directed by: Daniel Barnz
Produced by: Susan Cartsonis, Roz Weisberg
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