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Neil Patrick Harris movie career back on track
It's been a good week for Neil Patrick Harris. On Sunday, he earned praise for his gig hosting the Tony Awards (the most comment complain was that the show needed more NPH) and on Monday, The Hollywood Reporter revealed that he's been cast in two new movies.
In the indie farce "The Best and the Brightest," Harris will play a father who isn't worried about the rat race of New York City's competitive private kindergarten system. His wife (Bonnie Somerville) is much more class-conscious.
In "Beastly," a modern day retelling of "Beauty and the Best," Harris will play the blind tutor to a newly beastified young man (Alex Pettyfer). Vanessa Hudgens and Mary-Kate Olsen also star.
Harris will shoot both films before returning for another season of CBS' "How I Met Your Mother."