Vincent Cassel and Lea Seydoux to Play Beauty and the Beast

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Christophe Gans (Silent Hill, Brotherhood of the Wolf) is set to direct an adaptation of Beauty and the Beast that will star Vincent Cassel and Lea Seydoux, says The Hollywood Reporter.

“Although I will keep to a form of storytelling of this timeless fairy tale that is in keeping with the same pace and characters as the original, I will surprise the audience by creating a completely new visual universe never experienced before and produce images of an unparalleled quality,” Gans said in a statement.

“Every single one of my movies has presented me with a challenge but this one is, by far, the most exciting and rewarding.”

The project, scheduled to begin shooting in October this year, will be produced by Richard Grandpierre.