TWILIGHT Director Bill Condon To Helm Live-Action BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
After the recent success of Robert Stromberg's Maleficent, it seems Disney will continue recreating live-action remakes of their classic animated films, as they have just hired Twilight director Bill Condon to helm an upcoming film based on Beauty and the Beast.
The Angelina Jolie starring Maleficent just made its debut in theaters last weekend, and while it wasn't very well accepted by critics, it certainly made a big splash at the box office, scoring $69 million domestically. And with the well-recieved teaser for the upcoming Kenneth Branagh directed Cinderella film, it seems that Disney will continue recreating their animated classics into live-action films. Read on more more details!
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Twilight director Bill Condon has signed on to direct an upcoming live-action adaptation of Disney's classic Beauty and the Beast. The news comes following the theatrical success of Robert Stromberg's Maleficent, which hit theaters worldwide last weekend.
Condon's name has been circling the project for a few months, so it comes to no surprise that he joined the project, and if Disney are going for a musical take on the film, he has experience having directed the 2006 musical hit Dreamgirls. His most recent film is The Fifth Estate, which starred Benedict Cumberbatch and was released last year.
So, what are your thoughts on Bill Condon joining the project as director? As always, drop a comment below and stay tuned for more!
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