Disney to Bring ‘Beauty and the Beast’ to Life

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Belle and Beast in the 1991 animated version of “Beauty and the Beast.”

Another Disney princess is coming to life.

Riding on the successes of the recently released “Maleficent,” which made $70 million in its opening weekend, Disney announced that it plans to bring Belle and Beast to the big screen with a live-action adaptation of “Beauty and the Beast.”

Bill Condon, who directed “Twilight: Breaking Dawn” parts one and two and “Dreamgirls,” will be at the helm, according to a Variety exclusive.

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The 1991 animated version of the tale as old as time (see what I did there?) grossed an estimated $25 million at the box office and has done more than $200 million domestically as of 2012, according to IMDB.

“Beauty and the Beast” isn’t the only live-action Disney remake in the pipeline. Kenneth Branagh’s “Cinderella” and Jon Favreau’s “The Jungle Book” have already gotten the greelight.

IMDB has yet to set up a page for the upcoming live-action take, but we’ll keep you updated when anyone is cast.

H/t Variety