Beastly was originally slotted for release last July, but CBS Films pushed it to 2011 so High School Musical fans would not be forced to choose between Beastly‘s Vanessa Hudgens and Charlie St. Cloud‘s Zac Efron. The studio is moving Beastly once again — this time in the opposite direction. Led by Hudgens and Alex Pettyfer, Beastly will open two weeks early on March 4th where it faces The Adjustment Bureau, Apollo 18, Rango, and Take Me Home Tonight.
Box Office Mojo reports Millennium Entertainment has scheduled their first release, Trust, for April 1st. Trust stars Clive Owen and Catherine Keener, and is one of three limited releases to open on the date alongside Super and Rubber. Hit the jump for synopses of both films.
Click here for all our coverage of Beastly. Here’s the synopsis:
Kyle Kingson (Alex Pettyfer) has it all — looks, intelligence, wealth and opportunity — and a wicked cruel streak. Prone to mocking and humiliating “aggressively unattractive” classmates, he zeroes in on Goth classmate Kendra, inviting her to the school’s extravagant environmental bash. Kendra accepts, and, true to form, Kyle blows her off in a particularly savage fashion. She retaliates by casting a spell that physically transforms him into everything he despises. Enraged by his horrible and unrecognizable appearance he confronts Kendra and learns that the only solution to the curse is to find someone that will love him as he is — a task he considers impossible.
Repulsed by his appearance, Kyle s callous father banishes him to Brooklyn with a sympathetic housekeeper (Lisa Gay Hamilton) and blind tutor (Neil Patrick Harris). As Kyle ponders how to overcome the curse and get his old life back, he chances upon a drug addict in the act of killing a threatening dealer. Seizing the opportunity, Kyle promises the addict freedom and safety for his daughter Lindy (Vanessa Hudgens) if she will consent to live in Kyle’s Brooklyn home. Thus begins Kyle’s journey to discover true love in this hyper-modern retelling of the classic ‘Beauty and the Beast’ story.
Click here for all our coverage of Trust. Here’s the synopsis:
Safe and sound in their suburban home, Will and Lynn Cameron (Clive Owen and Catherine Keener) used to sleep well at night. When their 14-year-old daughter, Annie, made a new friend on-line – a 16-year-old boy named Charlie – Will and Lynn didn’t think much of it. But when Annie and Charlie make a plan to meet what happens in the next twenty-four hours changes the entire family forever. Charlie is really a 40-year-old serial pedophile (Tom McCarthy) and, once Annie’s rape comes to light, it becomes a touchstone event that reverberates through the entire family.