Vanessa Hudgens vs. Zac Efron: 'Beastly' postponed for 'Charlie St. Cloud'
CBS Films has decided to delay the release of "Beastly," the "Beauty and the Beast" re-boot starring "High School Musical's" Vanessa Hudgens and Mary-Kate Olsen. The film was originally slated for release on July 30, 2010, and will now open in theaters on March 18, 2011.
Hudgens' boyfriend, Zac Efron, is the reason for the move, though we're sure he didn't mean it! His film "Charlie St. Cloud," about a young man who sees his dead younger brother, is slated for a July 30 release this summer. CBS Films felt that slating the two movies against one another would be counterproductive.
"There wasn't much left in the summer that we could move it to, we didn't want to go in fall, and the holidays are for four-quadrant movies," CBS Films' Head of Distribution Steven Friedlander tells The Hollywood Reporter. "So we figured if we went to March, we'd have some school breaks happening around that time."
Hmm. Efron may be sleeping on the couch this week.
Check out the trailers for the two films below. Which one would you rather see this summer?
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