By Keith Staskiewicz
March 16, 2010 at 09:28 PM EDT

The tale of Beauty and the Beast is, as we all know, a tale as old as time. (My personal favorite interpretation is the late-1980s TV series in which Linda Hamilton and the leonine “beast” fought over who would have the bigger hair.) Now, the story will be transposed to the younger set in Beastly which, as you can see in these two exclusive photos, stars the inimitable Neil Patrick Harris and High School Musical’s Vanessa Hudgens. The press release calls the film “an edgy teen romance about learning how to see past false surfaces to discover true inner beauty.” I’m all for anything with high NPH levels, and it’s a bonus to see that they made the movie’s heartthrob-turned-beast a creepily vascular alopeciac instead of just sticking a pair of glasses on him. (I’m looking at you She’s All That.)