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Books to Movies-Beastly

on March 11, 2011

Beastly starring Vanessa Hudgens, Neil Patrick Harris, Mary Kate Olsen and Alex Pettyfer comes out today! Based on the book of the same name by Alix Flinn, Beastly is an updated version of the classic fairy tale Beauty and the Beast. Told from the point of view of the Beast, Flinn’s book tells the tale of Kyle Kingsbury, a popular but cruel high school student. After humiliating a girl at a school dance, a she reveals to him that she is a witch. She puts a curse on him, causing him to be as ugly on the outside as he is on the inside. She give him two years to figure out how to break the curse…after that, he will remain a beast forever.

While the plot is familiar, generally following the classic fairy tale, Flinn’s update takes place in modern day New York. From the trailer, it looks like details from the book were tweaked a little, but you be the judge!

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