Neil Patrick Harris Scores Supporting Role in ‘Beastly’

With his newly revived career, Neil Patrick Harris (“How I Met Your Mother”, Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle) is set to star alongside Vanessa Hudgens, Alex Pettyfer and Mary-Kate Olsen in CBS Films’ Beastly, which is aiming for a July 30, 2010 release. In Beastly, a modern retelling of “Beauty and the Beast,” Harris is playing a blind tutor who helps and bonds with a teen (Alex Pettyfer) who is shellshocked from being turned into a hideous young man. The movie is in preproduction in Montreal.