A new international one-sheet, German in fact, for ‘Beastly’ has certainly given it’s two young stars Alex Pettyfer (‘Alex Rider: Stormbreaker’, ‘I Am Number Four’) and Vanessa Hudgens – below (‘High School Musical’, ‘Sucker Punch’) a skin tone enhancement. The new flick is a ‘modern retelling’ of the classic ‘Beauty and the Beast’ type tale. Not being a huge Pettyfer fan myself (I find him quite irritating) I’m sure endless drones of young dribbling girls will be swarming towards theatres come this March. Peter Krause, Dakota Johnson, Erik Knudsen, Mary-Kate Olsen and ‘How I Met Your Mother’s Neil Patrick Harris also star. ‘Beastly’ is based on the novel by Alex Flinn and has writer/director Daniel Barnz holding it all together.
“A curse transforms a handsome and arrogant young man into everything he detests in this contemporary retelling of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. Wealthy Kyle Kingson (Alex Pettyfer) has everything a teenager could want in life, but he still gets off on humiliating the weaker and less attractive. When Kyle invites his misfit classmate Kendra (Mary-Kate Olsen) to an environmental rally at their school, she questions his motivations but reluctantly accepts. Later, Kyle blows Kendra off, prompting the spurned goth girl to cast a dark spell on the swaggering egotist. The spell causes Kyle to transform into an unsightly creature that strikes fear into the heart of everyone he meets, and the only way to reverse it is for him to find someone who can love him for who he is on the inside. Subsequently sent by his repulsed father (Peter Krause) to live in Brooklyn, Kyle forges a tenuous friendship with his kindly housekeeper (Lisa Gay Hamilton) and his blind tutor (Neil Patrick Harris). When Kyle witnesses a drug addict in a desperate struggle with a menacing dealer, he intervenes, promising to protect the addict under the condition that his beautiful daughter, Lindy (Vanessa Hudgens), comes to live with the unsightly recluse in his sprawling Brooklyn home. Over time, the two forge a relationship that grows much deeper than anything Kyle has ever experienced before.”
‘Beastly’ hits UK theatres on 15 March 2011 and across the states on 18 March 2011.
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