Stephen Chbosky to Adapt Live Action Beauty and the Beast
Beauty and the Beast which was previously adapted into an animated feature is being reinvented as a modern live action movie. The project has a director in Oscar winner Bill Condon, along with an initial script draft put together by Evan Spiliotopoulos but according to the latest update the screenplay is getting a rewrite.
It has been confirmed by two sources that Stephen Chbosky the author/screenwriter/director of Perks of Being a Wallflower will write a new draft of Beauty following an announcement earlier in the year that Bill Condon would hem the new version which is set to include music from the iconic animated feature as well as Disney’s long running Broadway musical.
Condon and Chbosky both have experience in the musical genre which makes it entirely plausible that this new version of Beauty and the Beast could in fact have musical elements.