The Perks Of Being A Wallflower's Stephen Chbosky to pen new adaptation of Beauty And The Beast
Stephen Chbosky, best known for his novel The Perks Of Being A Wallflower, has been lined up by Disney to adapt a new live action version of Beauty And The Beast for the big screen.
The new version also has a director in place in the shape of Bill Condon, who was behind the camera on the final two instalments of The Twilight Saga, with Chbosky providing the script, reports Entertainment Weekly.
Outside of his work as writer and director on The Perks Of Being A Wallflower, Chbosky has previously adapted Broadway musical Rent, which was released in 2005, and worked extensively on TV drama Jericho.
Another version of Beauty And The Beast, which was due to star Harry Potter's Emma Watson, is currently in limbo after director Guillermo Del Toro, who was attached the project, departed earlier this summer.
Warner Brothers, the studio behind that adaptation, have said that they still plan to press ahead with their plan to make the film.