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Vanessa Hudgens to star in 'Beauty and the Beast' update

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High School Musical star Vanessa Hudgens has decided on her next movie project, and it’s a beast. Make that an update of Beauty and the Beast. According to Variety, Beastly — which is based on Alex Finn’s novel that reimagined the classic fairy tale — takes place in present-day New York and follows a teenage boy who finds love only after experiencing a grotesque transformation. Daniel Barnz (Sugarland) is writing and directing the film.