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Disney working on 'Beauty and the Beast' live-action remake

6/18/2014
Disney working on 'Beauty and the Beast' live-action remake © Disney / 'Beauty and the Beast' Disney working on 'Beauty and the Beast' live-action remake

WENN

Disney bosses are hoping to replicate "Maleficent's" magic at the box office by transforming animated hit "Beauty and the Beast" into a live-action adventure.

Angelina Jolie's turn as the "Sleeping Beauty" villainess is the number one movie on both sides of the Atlantic following its release last week and now the studio has ordered another update, according to Variety.

Bill Condon, who directed" The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Parts 1 & 2," will helm a new version of classic fairytale "Beauty and the Beast," which was a huge box office hit for Disney in animated form back in 1991. The cartoon, which featured the voices of stars including Dame Angela Lansbury and Jerry Orbach, made more than $424 million in ticket sales worldwide.

"Beauty and the Beast" is the latest animated hit to be given a live-action makeover by Disney - new versions of "The Jungle Book" and "Cinderella" are also in the works.

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