// IP Marketing video - START// IP Marketing video - END

“Twilight” helmer to direct Disney's live-action “Beauty and the Beast”

“Twilight” helmer to direct Disney's live-action “Beauty and the Beast”

PanARMENIAN.Net - Twilight helmer Bill Condon has signed on to direct Disney's live-action Beauty and the Beast film, The Hollywood Reporter said.

The news comes on the heels of Disney's latest live-action success, Maleficent, which hit theaters May 28. The film, starring Angelina Jolie, topped the box office its opening weekend, earning north of $170 million worldwide.

Disney also released the live-action Wizard of Oz and Alice in Wonderland films to much success, and currently has a live-action Cinderella film coming up in 2015 as well as a Jungle Book film in development.

The animated Beauty and the Beast film opened in theaters in 1991, and went on to earn $425 million worldwide.

Condon, whose name had been circling the Beauty and the Beast project for several months, directed Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2, and most recently helmed The Fifth Estate.

Condon's musical chops were proven with the 2006 hit Dreamgirls, based on the Broadway musical. He's repped by WME, Anonymous Content and Alexander, Lawrence.

 Top stories
The film will add to awareness as it looks at eyewitness testimonies recorded in the 1980s to help understand the severity of the tragedy.
Already included in the List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity are the Duduk, Armenian khachkar, lavash,”David of Sassoun.”
She joins an impressive group of fashion moguls on the list that includes Spanx founder Sara Blakely and bridal tycoon Vera Wang.
It’s only the second movie of 2016 to cross the 10-figure threshold, the other being fellow Disney title “Captain America: Civil War.”
Partner news