Mary-Kate Olsen and Vanessa Hudgens Star in Beastly, Based on Book by Miami Author
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|Goth Mary-Kate and the kid who plays the beast.|
Hot on the heels of the Twilight craze, the movie is set for release this July. High School Musical's Vanessa Hudgens stars as Linda Taylor, the Belle of Beastly; newcomer Alex Pettyfer plays the Beast equivalent; and in what we think is amazing casting, Mary-Kate Olsen plays a weird goth girl who places a curse on the Beast. Neil Patrick Harris is also in there somehow -- sadly, though, not as a talking candlestick.
The movie and the book it was based on are set in New York, but Flinn's followup, A Kiss in Time, brought another classic fairy tale to Miami. In a tweeny twist on Sleeping Beauty, some Miami kid takes a trip to Europe, where he awakens the sleeping princess of Eurphrasia. Understandably, everyone in the kingdom is kind of pissed she made them all take a 300-year dirt nap, so the boy sweeps her away to SoBe, where they do Jell-O shots together. Honestly.