Vanessa Hudgens will star in CBS Films new project Beastly: A modern-day take on Beauty and the Beast, with Nessa playing the role of the fair maiden. Set in Manhattan, the movie's '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.