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'Beauty And The Beast' Live-Action Adaptation Under Development

Daisy Ramirez |
June 5, 2014 | 2:05 p.m. PDT

Staff Reporter

Guess which Disney princess is getting a live-action remake (Disney).
Guess which Disney princess is getting a live-action remake (Disney).
CALLING ALL DISNEY FANS. If you were spellbound by “Maleficent” this past week, there is more magic coming your way!

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Disney has announced its plan to bring its classic-fairy-tale “Beauty and the Beast” back to the screen.  This should not come as a surprise, after all Disney’s “Maleficent” has already grossed more than $183 million worldwide with no signs of slowing down. 

Since 1991, Disney’s original “Beauty and Beast” has captured the hearts of many. The animated film was a huge success at the box office, making more than $420 million internationally. It garnered critical acclaim, winning three Golden Globes and two Academy Awards for Best Original Song and Best Original Score. Not only that but the Oscar-winning film generated a 13 year-long Broadway musical. 

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Expectations are definitely high, but Director Bill Condon is up to the challenge. Set to direct the live-action fairy tale, Condon has worked on musical films – which can help this film.  Condon directed the musical drama “Dreamgirls” and served as a writer for critically acclaimed musical “Chicago.” According to Variety, screenwriter Evan Spiliotopoulos who’s written for many Disney films (The Lion King , The Jungle Book 2, The Little Mermaid: Ariel’s Beginning) will also be writing the script for Beauty and the Beast. 

Now that Disney has given the greenlight for the live-action remake, we must all wait impatiently. The questions that linger are, who will play Belle? Beast? Oh and how about Gaston? 

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I know you can’t wait, but don’t prick your finger on that spinning wheel just yet! Disney is in the works of releasing two live-action films: Cinderella by Kenneth Branagh and The Jungle Book by Jon Fravreau. Now that “Beauty and the Beast” is a definite go, we hope to see more Disney remakes.

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