CBS Films finds helmer for 'Beastly' thrills
Daniel Barnz to direct and write high school fable
CBS Films is moving forward on supernatural high-school tale "Beastly," bringing on Daniel Barnz to helm and write the picture.
Based on Alex Flinn's young-adult novel of the same name, the high school fable centers on a popular but arrogant teenage boy who is turned into a monster by a witch in his class and must find true love to break the curse.
Producers are seeking a young heartthrob to play the lead role.
Susan Cartsonis will produce, and Roz Wesiberg will co-produce. Maria Faillace will oversee for CBS Films.
The Endeavor-repped Barnz, who wrote Sundance coming-of-age drama "Phoebe in Wonderland," is attached to pen "Under and Alone," a Southern California gang tale set up at Warners.
"Beastly" was the first project to be put into development by Amy Baer's CBS Films, with the option of the Harper Teen book announced in December 2007.
- John Oliver on the Luxurious 'Freedom' of HBO, His Complicated Relationship With NYC
- The Hollywood Reporter's 35 Most Powerful People in New York Media 2014
- Cannes Preview: The Hot Movies in the Running to Hit the Croisette
- CBS' $67 Million Man: Does Leslie Moonves' Moolah Make Sense?
- 'Mrs. Doubtfire' Sequel in the Works at Fox 2000 (Exclusive)
- MOST SHARED
- MOST POPULAR
- Masters Of Sex, Girls & "Boogie Train": Conversations with Michael Penn and Foghat's Roger Earl
- The Americans 'New Car' Recap: "I'm a Good Person, I Swear!"
- The Extremely Hard Lessons That the Themed Entertainment Industry Learned From Hard Rock Park
- Joe Biden Posts First Selfie With None Other Than President Obama