Friday, December 22, 2006

LDS Film: Beauty and the Beast

- * Beauty and the Beast: A Latter-day Tale: Candlelight Media Group has just completed production on a modern, LDS-adaptation of Beauty and the Beast. Based on the original 1700s fairytale, the romantic film stars Summer Naomi (Passage to Zarahemla) and Matthew Reese (Tears of a King). Beauty and the Beast: A Latter-day Tale was directed and produced by Brian Brough. It was also produced and written by Brittany Wiscombe. The film stars a wonderful supporting cast, including Matt Bellows, Lindsay Bird, Caitlin Meyer, Debbie Ellis and Dan Larsen. This new version of Beauty and the Beast tells the story of Belle (played by Naomi), who tries to save her fathers job after he breaks a work of art at the Beasts mansion. The Beast (played by Reese) is the handsome and wealthy Eric, who through a series of tragedies and choices has become bitter about life and God. He faces the chance to change when Belle comes into his life. The film is now in post-production, and will be released theatrically in 2007.

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