Entertainment Tonight has reported that Vanessa Hudgens is teaming with CBS Films for Beastly, a modern-day twist of Beauty and the Beast, with Hudgens set for the role of the fair maiden.

Set in Manhattan, the movie tells the story of a handsome rich kid with a mean streak. When he ditches a date, a curse is placed upon him, turning him into everything he hates. The grotesque transformation leaves him with the seemingly impossible task of finding true love to break the ugly spell.

Production for the film begins in summer 2009.