Bill Condon to Direct Live-Action Beauty and the Beast Update for Walt Disney Studios
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 06.04.2014
Another Disney live-action update…
Variety reports that Disney will continue their push of new live-action takes of their animated classics as they now have a director set for their update of Beauty and the Beast. Bill Condon is now set to direct the film.
The script is being written by Evan Spiliotopoulos with Mandeville Films producing. No other plot details are available. The 1991 Disney animated feature grossed over $375 million worldwide and was nominated for Best Picture. The show was also later adapted into a hit Broadway play.
Beauty and the Beast joins The Jungle Book, Cinderella, and the just released Maleficent of live-action updates of classic Disney animated films.
Condon is repped by WME, Anonymous Content and Alexander, Lawrence, Frumes & Labowitz.