Beastly, a modern retelling of the “Beauty and the Beast” tale starring Vanessa Hudgens, opens in theaters nationwide Friday, March 4, 2011.
Beastly is a story about a boy named Kyle Kingson (Alex Pettyfer) who 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 (Mary-Kate Olsen), 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.
The cast of Beastly includes Vanessa Hudgens, Mary-Kate Olsen, Alex Pettyfer, Neil Patrick Harris and Peter Krause.
Check out the Beastly movie trailer below.
Beastly is rated PG 13 for language including some crude comments, drug references and brief violence.