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Could "Beastly" be CBS Film's first breakout hit?
It's been a tough start for newbie distributor CBS Films. Their first release, "Extraordinary Measures," was a huge bomb and the jury is still out whether Jennifer Lopez can make a comeback in "The Back-Up Plan" in April. One film, however, that has been generating buzz amongst tweens online for over 9 months is the reimagining of "Beauty and the Beast," "Beastly."
With newcomer Alex Pettyfer and teen favorite Vanessa Hudgens on board, "Beastly" has the opportunity to be a very solid hit (not blockbuster mind you), for CBS. It will have strong competition in its second week from similarly skewing "Step Up 3-D," but if it can get a big enough headstart, it could give CBS topper Les Moonves something to smile about.