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Beastly

A modern retelling of Beauty and the Beast, starring Vanessa Hudgens and Alex Pettyfer

GROTESQUE MONSTER Vanessa Hudgens sees the beauty inside Alex Pettyfer's Beastly character

GROTESQUE MONSTER Vanessa Hudgens sees the beauty inside Alex Pettyfer's Beastly character (Takashi Seida)

STARRING Alex Pettyfer, Vanessa Hudgens, and Mary-Kate Olsen
DIRECTED BY Daniel Barnz

In this update of the classic fairytale, Vanessa Hudgens stars as the Beauty character, while I Am Number Four’s Alex Pettyfer plays Kyle, the teen who’s transformed into a monster after he plays a cruel trick on a disguised witch. The film set in modern-day New York, features an eclectic cast that includes Mary-Kate Olsen, Neil Patrick Harris, Peter Krause (Six Feet Under), and Dakota Johnson, a.k.a. the girl who had a close encounter with Justin Timberlake in The Social Network.