After some fine work in the underrated indie "The Wackness" last year, Mary-Kate Olsen is continuing her foray into more adult-themed pictures. Variety reports one half of the Olsen Twins corporation will join Vanessa Hudgens in the the teen romance "Beastly" for CBS Films.
A contemporary take on the "Beauty and the Beast" tale, Olsen will actually play the film's resident bad girl, placing a curse on a handsome, but egocentric young man who is transformed into everything he despises. Alex Pettyfer, best known for "Alex Rider: Stormbreaker," is set to play the cursed "beast." Hudgens will play the "beauty" who recognizes something more in him.
Production on "Beastly" begins this month in Montreal.