Beauty and the Beast is one of the most popular fairytales of all time. The 1991 Disney adaptation was the first animated feature to be nominated for Best Picture at the Academy Awards so imagine our skepticism when we heard about Beastly, a hipper live action version that stars High School Musical’s Vanessa Hudgens, Alex Pettyfer and one of the Olsen twins. Check out the trailer…

Beastly centers on Kyle Kingson, a rich and popular man who’s got good looks but a bad attitude. One day he crosses a young witch with his wicked mouth and she curses him with the face and body of a disfigured monster. His life is turned upside down when his father banishes him to Brooklyn where his only companionship comes from a blind tutor and his maid.

One day he saves the life of a drug addict and his daughter and in exchange for his help he asks that she live with him. He plans on making her fall in love with him because that’s the only way his curse can be broken.

Beastly co-stars Mary-Kate Olsen as the teen witch, Lisa Gay Hamilton as the house maid, and Neil Patrick Harris as the blind tutor.

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Beastly debuts in theaters on July 30th.

What do you think of the trailer for Beastly?