Mary-Kate Olsen Joins Vanessa Hudgens in 'Beastly'

Mary-Kate Olsen Joins Vanessa Hudgens in 'Beastly'

Vanessa Hudgens must be more than excited — she gets to work side-by-side with one of her fashion icons — Mary-Kate Olsen.

Variety reports that Mary-Kate, 22, will join Vanessa and Alex Pettyfer in Montreal to film Beastly. She’ll be playing Kendra, a girl who places a curse on a Alex‘s Kyle, who’s physically transformed into everything he despises.

Beastly, set in Manhattan, is about a popular kid with a mean streak who ditches a date. His date, Kendra, 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. Shooting begins June 13 in Montreal.

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  • krista

    Omgsh, I LOVE Mary-Kate’s style, as well as Vanessa’s. Exciting!

  • krista

    Omgsh I LOVE Mary-Kate’s style, and Vanessa’s too! Exciting :)!

  • selam

    i love alex sooo much he sooo hottt!

  • Lena

    omg awesome!!!! i love the cast!!!
    i love vanessa!!!!!!!!!!

    the movie has a wicked cool vibe about it ^^

  • Pit

    I am getting really excited for this movie – go Vanessa – you are filming with one of my favorites.

  • mykamicks


    What an opprotunity for her… Look forward seeing the 3 of them in the big screen…

  • zanessa4everr

    OMG!!! IM SO HAPPY FOR VANESSA!! she loves mary kate!!

  • m

    Vanessa must be so stoked! she love Mary Kate and Ashley style. and Alex is pretty hot!

  • heat.

    I bet V is so excited for this! That is great news. This film will get lots of promotion and has great people on board, it’s amazing :)

  • heat.

    That is great news! I bet V is so excited for this. This movie has very good people on board for it, it will get a lot of great promotion :) Excited for it :)

  • kami

    so far a very good cast.

    wonder who will play kyle’s gf?

  • ladysdsandiego

    wow this movie just got even better! i can’t wait!

  • zanessa/scashley/ashnessa

    ..No WAY !! I haven’t seen Mary-Kate in a movie since New York Minute…now, I’m VERY excited !! So can’t wait to see this movie. I love the cast !!

  • Naomi

    Two fashionistas and a model?!!! The promo for this movie is going to be wicked!

    Van will be so stoked to work together with MK, lots of style tips to swap.

    I’m loving the cast so far. I hope they maintain the vibe with the rest of the cast. With Daniel Barnz directing, my excitement level for the movie has escalated.

    I hope we get On-set pictures.

  • Babiivfanforeva

    omgsh wow … im excited..i ral y cant wait to see vanessa in beastly !!! and nnow mary kate too..kool..havent really seen much of her for a while ..but kool..two awesoem fashion icons

  • ilovezanessaxo




    living her dream!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • jeny

    kyle is playing the character Alex Pettyfer

    I want to know who will be the father in the film vanessa play as a linda and that she has an abusive father.

    kyle is playing the character Alex Pettyfer

    I want to know who will be the father in the film vanessa vanessa play as a cute and that she has an abusive father.

  • Shley

    Wow! This is definitely big news. I know Mary-Kate hasn’t done too much without Ashley and just that she chose this movie to be in says a lot. Mary-Kate is definitely a classic. Ah…wonder how many episodes of Full House Vanessa has watched her in : P

    I love that the two of them are going to be in a film together, two of my favorite actresses.

  • lslsharon

    this gonna be sooooooo gr8!!!
    so pround of nessa!!!!!
    sooooooooooo excited for Beastly!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • vancrazed

    Vanessa and MK. the Fashion mags will feature all kind of editorials on this movie. And Danial is such an artistic director. This should be a beautiful film visually, and MK is going to add to the cast in a major way.

  • camille

    oh no, stupid VADGE
    if she likes mary kate’s style, well her inspiration is a little bit confuse
    because she dresses NOTHING like mary-kate
    this girl is totally GLAMOROUS and “DIVA”, with her ugly hair and long legs
    mary kate is SO COOL, and she acts wayyyy better than nessa
    vanessa is a DISASTER in everything she does, well, not in everything if not she wouldnt be with zac
    but whatever, i hope she doesnt ruin ANOTHER movie
    i really dont understand WHY somebody could possibly choose this asswhole for a movie role! im so mad

  • meme!!

    :O oohhh yeaaah!! =D

  • ELLY

    LMFAO! i love how everyone is like ‘mary-kate olsen OMG THIS IS GUNNA BE HUGE!’ lo wtf?! its freakin mary-kate olsen! no1 goes to see ANYTHING an olsen is in, and add that to the fact that it stars a disney person, id be willing to be this doesnt do as good as evryone is thinking. im kind of shocked mary-kate is in it, she is an AWFUL actress.

  • mykamicks

    Hahaha! Jealous!

  • LuckyL

    I’ll be watching this.

  • LuckyL

    Finally, a suitable hot co-star.

  • xoxogossipgirl

    mary-kate olsen joining a movie doesnt really hope to boost vanessa’s credibility as a ‘serious’ actress…

  • bee

    Holy sh*t.

  • Naomi

    They’re going to have so much fun on set. Can’t wait to see their chemistry on screen.

  • jazmin

    She must be so excited…. so happy for her!!!!

  • mykamicks

    Of course I totally agree with these casts.

    Open again your eyes JEALOUS POEPLE… She has bunch of movies to do… Are these Movie Outfits/producers ruining Vanessa’s career? Are these brillant directors she will be working with are ruining Vanessa’s career? ABSOLUTELY VANESSA IS NOT RUINING ANOTHER MOVIE AGAIN…. It so happen she is one of the biggest potential & demandable young celebrity today , that is why she has all these. LUCKY GIRL isnt it? For sure you have watched her movies that is why you give such negative comments… Thanks, anyway for paying out… 3 HSM which made huge money in the industry. So which part she ruined the movie? A World Blockbuster movie like HSM is a disater movie?

    On Beastly, havent you realize that while not doing this movie yet she ‘s been paid already? Are you a joke or a disater itself? What’s your idol doing anyway?

    Stick to the fact of this thread…. Were are talking about Mary kate’s boarding on the movie… Do not jump to conclusion yet… It might be a double slap Blockbuster in your face in the future and you will make your comments again a double disaster on your part….. Keep on being Jealous…

  • emilie

    omg omg omg
    vanessa AND mary-kate??!?
    im so excited
    i reallyyyyyyy hope i get to meet them while there going to be in montreal
    i never thought vanessa would ever come over here
    really happy :D

  • Alyssa

    Hey ” Camille “( or whatever is ur fucking name) go get a life or go tell your stupid parents to help you finding one ( if they can ….) !
    I don’t get it , is your f***ing life so f***ing boring or did you just realize that Vanessa succeeded in what you hope for hahahaha.
    Sorry miss I can’t stop laughing, Vanessa IS a Fashion icon, She IS sitting on millions $, she IS dating your favorite actor and Beastly IS going to rock.
    So please ( to be polite ) shut your fucking mouth, get out of this website, and go to church, sit there and ask why are you so fucking jealous, stupid, an asshole,…….(etc because it’s too long and I don’t have time fir b**ches).
    Ciao Hater

  • nikki

    omg! Im so excited for this movie! I just can wait! I love Vanessa so so much! Im sure this movie will be a hit! Yayy!!

  • nikkki

    alex petyfer looks deformed!
    whoever thinks he hot is WEIRDDD!!

  • charlene

    awsome im so excited ive been waiting for the twins to do another movie yaya lol

  • Kat

    So bascially there re-doing beaty in the beast but not in anamation lol! ok w/e floats there boat.

  • Boji

    I agree that the promotional photoshoots are going to be real wicked. Can you imagine 2 beautiful ladies,both petite, one blonde, the other brunette and a young blonde greek god to boot. This is something to look forward to. Vanessa is a nice contrast here. Yay! Awesome!

  • yets

    so excited for Vanessas career move.
    i just love the Girl
    may God Bless you V.

  • zanessafan4ever


    I hope it’s nice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • jo

    does anyone know if she’s in montreal already. she did say she was leaving monday

  • jojo

    i like van & olsen

  • Dark night

    Omg ican’t blive it this is soooooo gr8

    Vanessa you always deserve the best

    Love you

  • suzy

    Mary-Kate Olsen ? That is fucking crazy, what a random cast. V will be freaking out if this is true.

  • Katty

    I would rather Ashley, but Mary-Kate is cool too.
    So it’s starts filming in like a week and a half? Why did she go down there so soon then? Is Alex already there?

  • LOL


    I summise she had to go down early to have fittings and have a read through of the final script with everyone involved. You sit around a big table with everyone involved in the project and read through it all. Vanessa will have lots to do, you know an actress doesnt just turn up and the day and shoot theres a lot of preparation before hand.

    As for MK being in the movie, Its nice to see she is going back to films after focusing on fashion and tv for a while!

  • http://zanessa nathalia

    This fantastic news
    I know this actress loves vanessa
    good for us
    parabens vanessa


    omg Beastly looks awesome!!!
    Alex,Nessa AND now Mary Kate!
    That’s really great,and I like the story.
    I wush Nessa Good Luck!
    LOVE HER!!!!

  • rozza

    omg i love that dude alex hes really sexy in Stormbreaker and wild child

  • bintk

    Mary Cate is too weird for me.