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‘Beauty And The Beast’: Disney Set To Make Live-Action Version

Thu, June 5, 2014 3:45pm EDT by HL Intern 3 Comments
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A tale as old as time will be coming to a theater near you with a new look. Disney’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’will be adapted into a live-action movie. Click to read more!

Less than a week after Maleficent opened in theaters on May 30, Disney announced that the famous animated movie, Beauty and the Beast is set to become a live-action movie. There is no word yet on who will be cast to play Belle or the Beast, but we can’t wait!

‘Beauty And the Beast’: Disney Making Live-Action Film

Due to the overwhelming success of Maleficent, Disney decided to take one of its beloved films and turn it into a live-action movie. We cannot wait to see how this new version compares to the original!

In 1992, Beauty and the Beast was the first full-length animated feature film to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture, as well as Original Song (twice) and Original Score — and it won two!

Two years later, the film was adapted into a Broadway musical and was on for 13 years, until it closed in 2007.

Disney Plans Other Live-Action Films

Bill Condon, 58, is set to direct the film. Bill directed the last two films in the Twilight series and Dreamgirls, which won a 2006 Golden Globe award.

This isn’t the only live-action adaptation Disney has in the works! Currently, Disney is working on Cinderella, directed by Kenneth Branagh, 53; and The Jungle Book, directed by Jon Favreau, 47, according to People.

HollywoodLifers, are you excited to see the live-action version of Beauty and the Beast? Let us know!

— Stephanie Bray

More Disney News:

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  2. Sofia Coppola Will Direct The Live-Action ‘Little Mermaid’ Remake
  3. ‘Maleficent’ Trailer: Angelina Jolie Brings Disney Villain To Life — Watch