Vanessa Hudgens: 'Beastly' Beauty

Vanessa Hudgens: 'Beastly' Beauty

Vanessa Hudgens is bringing a modern day Beauty to the big screen!

The 20-year-old former High School Musical sweetheart is set to play the fair maiden in the upcoming flick, Beastly, ET reports.

The movie will be set in Manhattan and the “Beast” is a handsome rich kid with a mean streak. When he ditches a date, the yet-to-be cast character turns out to be a witch who curses him to become everything he hates. The grotesque transformation leaves him with the seemingly impossible task of finding true love to break the ugly spell.

The film will shoot in Montreal in Summer/Fall 2009.

Vanessa has also been confirmed to star alongside Emily Browning and Jamie Chung in Zach Snyder‘s Sucker Punch.

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  • AlyssA

    Yay!
    I’m so happy for Van.
    :)
    I loooove her x3

  • TRIN

    OMG
    VANESSA IS SO AMAZING
    she’s becoming very famous
    I mean Sucker punch, Bandslam, Dead@17 and NOW BEASTLY
    I’m so happy and proud of her
    GO BABY V

  • dfdfv

    yay! im proud of her, she will be very successful in the future

  • fernanda

    first?

  • trin

    gaaah
    This is so cool
    vanessa is gonna have a great career
    i mean, Bandslam, Sucker punch, dead@17 and now beastly
    GO BABY V

  • ..

    first?

  • Rosa

    YAY nessa ..
    she deserves all the best ..
    can’t wait ^^

  • cami

    YESSS she deserve it

    i love vanessa!!!!!!

  • awurbii

    great that vanessa has been confirmed for sucker punch!! she’ll work hard and do great.

  • gracemarie

    Alex Finn who wrote the book usually has gritter, tougher way of telling stories about serious young adult issues so it should be interesting to see him take on these issues in a fantasy.

    This won’t be your normal B&B fantasy by a mile.

    SP also has Abbie Cornish, Emily Browning and Jena Melone(Spelling?)

  • ronyyy

    she deserve it!
    go v!!

  • Bradley

    That is amazing news for Vanessa.

  • http://justjaredjr alc

    good luck vanessa

  • http://justjaredjr.buzznet.com zanessa

    loooooove her

  • Megan

    Woo Hoo Nessa! I’m so excited :) I hope she has a long grand career ahead of her. I love to watch her :)

  • Sina

    yeyaaaaaaaaaa.. go baby V!!!!! <33333
    cant wait :)

  • jen s.

    go v!! aww! that’s sooooo great!

  • saudia

    what?! Omg I am against this .. they’re just going to ruin it.. what is the point of modernizing classical’s .. damn this makes me mad, so sick of these “remakes”

  • carol

    Ahhhhhhh… YAY!!! Great!!!!

  • vancrazed

    saudia

    Same reason that Romeo an Juliet has been done a million different ways. Cinderella, snow white, West Side Story. They are classics that should be retold. In a world where there is so much hate and ugliness we all need to be reminded to look deeper inside a person to discover what they have to offer.
    the story needs to be told, so people can learn what it means to really love someone other than themself. Sad that you can’t see that.

    Van, I love you. Your career choices are brilliant. You are taking your young fans with you while with Beastly, while you transition to an adult role in SP all the while enlarging your fan base. you are brilliant and well thought out. i am so glad your camp knows how to keep their mouth shut and they don’t let things slip till it’s time. Another mark that you don’t use your fame to exploit yourself. good for you. We can’t wait to see what you become.

  • nonifan

    This sounds like a fun project! Maybe they could get Demi to play the witch? :-)

  • V…4ever

    aaahahahahahahahahhahahaa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    hjdhudhfuijhfuidhui

    I mean I am so happy I don’t know what to do with myself. There’s gonna be a lot of trip for me in the theather next year. And let’s not forget promos, mag shoots, interviews…..ahahahahahahahhahaha

    I am hypervenlating. OH MY G

    Love you Nessa I LOVE YOU. And so many big names are associated with CBS movies due next year. It means she’s a big name now. Tear….

  • pink sugar

    That’s two projects. Congrats to her.

  • steph

    yay!!!!!!!!!!
    im sooo happy for her!!!
    her light is starting to shine sooo brightly now!!!!!!!!

  • Tiptoes

    congrats Van ! and for filming in Montreal – so near my place…

  • http://teamhudgens.org Naomi

    Great news! So happy for Van. She’s going to be so busy this year but she’ll have two movies out next year targeting two entirely different audiences that do not usually crossover, young adults, mostly female and movie buffs, mostly male.

    Very smart way to expand her fanbase and have a broad spectrum of exposure without it being overkill.

    I like how she’s taking a different variety of roles as well, steadily building up her resume with different characters.

    We now have sweet Gabriella, emo and wierd Sa5m, fiesty and beautiful Lindy and insane and possibly sultry Blondie.

    Really loving how she takes all this in stride without breaking sweat or trying to prove that she’s so busy.

    Love her to bits and can’t wait for her fight training to start.

  • lol

    Dead @ 17 has not been confirmed.I think you all need to take that out of her projects right now….

    So far Vanessa has these COMFIRMED projects….
    August 2009-”Bandslam” Promotion. Released August 14th.
    September/October 2009- Prinicipal Photography on “Beastly” is set to begin.
    Early 2010-”SuckerPunch” begins principal photography
    Sometime 2010 “Beastly” will be released.
    Summer 2010-Possible release of Vanessa’s third album with Hollywood Records.

    October 8, 2010 -”Suckerpunch” release date( could change)

  • bibian

    vanessa is gonna have a great career

  • LILI

    I LOVER HER
    CONGRATULATIONS

  • julis

    YES!!!

    VANESSA IS GREAT

  • peggy

    @lol:

    Beastly starts filming in June-SP in September or so the industrey mags say

  • SUSAN

    GREAT!! SO HAPPY FOR HER
    CONGRATS VANESSA!!!!

  • kami

    great news. so happy for vanessa. love you, girl!!!!!!!

  • PITA

    WELL DEFINITELY SHE IS BUSY THIS YEAR,
    CONGRATULATION VANESSA !!!

  • sean84

    well am glad shes coming 2 shoot her movie here in montreal lol butt well hey why they didint shoot the hannah montana movie in montreal lol? i preffer miley cyrus

  • gemma

    I´m so proud of her and happy for V she´s amazing….
    keep on rocking V!!!

  • mandy

    I love the book is great!
    she deserves all the best ..

  • Katty

    Yay, another movie for her. I hope it has a good script, and she does amazing. Can’t wait! She will be filming two movies back to back, with Bandslam press tour in the middle, and then she will be recording new album, what a schedule! She better enjoy the relaxing now. Love her!

  • V…4ever

    Now we all get why Zac sd that he wishes not having a vacay for the summer. He knew his lady would be pretty busy. lol lol lol

    BTW, am I the only one who thinks that Chase Crawford should get the male lead? I’m just saying. I think he would have great chemistry with V but then again who wouldn’t? :)
    But they should be wise casting the male because it could make or break the movie. Whoever it is, Van will shine.

  • http://blablabla.com marie

    If thats true, thats awesome!!!

  • justjaredfan

    good for her
    she deserves all of these movie parts
    and to move onto even bigger movies.
    LOVE YOU V!

  • Bri

    Amazing, so happy for her!
    Can’t wait for the movie! I’ll have to buy the book!
    From the online description it’ll seems really amazing!
    And SP is finally finally finally confirmed! Can’t wait to see her kick some butt.
    She’ll definitely be busy w/ these two movies and Bandslam promos and her possible 3rd album…not sure if it was confirmed. But I’m sure she’ss be able to handle it.
    I love how these movies all have such different roles, shows she must be a very versatile actress, which is amazing.

    <33

  • KAREN

    I LOVE HER SHE´S PRETTY

    I WISH THE BEST FOR HER

  • http://hsm-rocks.com dani

    no wayyy oh YEAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
    I LOVE YOU BABY KEEP WORKING GIRL YOU DESERVE IT THIS AND EVERYTHING

  • Bee

    So insanely proud of her right now for the Sucker Punch confirmation.

    Being able to star in a Zack Snyder film. Goodness I’m so happy for her.

  • mj

    @V…4ever: I hope they don’t put Chase any where near this movie. He will soon be 24 and needs to stay away from HS role. On GG they are all going to college which is good because who really believes they’re 17 or 18. I want an unkown good looking actor to play the lead so when it come out the naysayers won’t be able to say he carried her and not give her the credit she deserves. Not someone who looks like an imitation Zac, either.

  • KAREN

    who will be the beast ?
    chace crawford, rob pattinson

  • de

    ewww Robert pattinson?? Gross Hell NO!!

    Vanessa is AWESOME, Robert would just ruin the movie.

    And the movie looks so cool!! Omg I cannot wait!! Eeeeppp!!

    LOVE U V!!! U ROCK!!!!!!

  • ivanka

    omfg… I CANT BELIEVE IIT..IM SUPER EXCITED RIGHT NOW=)

  • Katty

    I don’t care who it is as long as he is really hott.. Taylor Lautner would be good, although they look kinda like siblings.