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Vincent Cassel for Beauty & The Beast remake

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Story by Jack Foley

VINCENT Cassel and Lea Seydoux are to star in a new version of Beauty & The Beast, it has been confirmed.

The new film will be directed by Christophe Gans (of Silent Hill/Brotherhood of the Wolf fame), from a script he also wrote. It marks one of the biggest new European movies to be announced at Berlin’s market this year and is budgeted at €33 million ($43.2 million).

It will be filmed in the French language.

According to Variety, Gans’ screenplay is based on one of the earliest published variants of the traditional fairytale.

Principal photography is due to commence on October 8, 2012.

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