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Bill Condon goes from Bella Swan to 'Beauty and the Beast'
Bill Condon goes from Bella Swan to 'Beauty and the Beast'

At least on the screen, director Bill Condon has lately moved away from the musical roots that had his “Dreamgirls” a much-talked-about movie eight years ago, and his screenplay for “Chicago” even buzzier a few years before that. In a tale as old as time, Condon wants back in. The director, who spent years toiling in “Twilight"-ville with the two "Breaking Dawn" movies and then struck out with his Wikileaks story “The Fifth Estate” last year, will take on “Beauty and the Beast,” a live-action (presumably music-centric-if-not-outright-musical) remake of the 1991 animated hit that Disney began developing in early 2013....

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