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Disney Greenlights Three Live-Action Remakes

Walt Disney Productions Beauty and the Beast is set for a live-action remake

Disney animated classics Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella and The Jungle Book are to be given live-action reboots, following the smash success of Maleficent

Hot on the heels of box-office hit Maleficent, Disney is eyeing similar success with a live-action remake of 1991 animation classic Beauty and the Beast and two other much loved titles.

No word yet on who is rumored to play Belle or the Beast, but slated to direct is Bill Condon, who is most well known for his work on Dreamgirls and parts one and two of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn. According to Variety, Evan Spiliotopoulos (The Lion King 1½, Hercules) will pen the screenplay.

Beauty and the Beast joins two other live-action reboots in the pipeline: The Jungle Book will be directed by Jon Favreau and Cinderella by Kenneth Branagh.

[Entertainment Weekly]

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