Neil Patrick Harris Joins Beastly

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Neil Patrick Harris (“How I Met Your Mother”) will play a supporting role in CBS Films’ Beastly, says The Hollywood Reporter.

In the film, a modern retelling of “Beauty and the Beast,” Harris is playing a blind tutor who helps and bonds with a teen (Alex Pettyfer) who is shellshocked from being turned into a hideous young man. Vanessa Hudgens and Mary-Kate Olsen also star in the adaptation of the Alex Finn novel, being directed by Daniel Barnz.

The movie is in pre-production in Montreal.

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