CBS Films has already announced that Beastly will have apparel and accessories, social expressions and gaming eyed for consumer product treatment for the film's marketing.
More than 300 Quebecois hired to become extras for the film, production began on June 13, 2009 and will end until September, on the same year, and took place in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
The producers released a statement that they were seeking for a teen actor in the vein of Robert Pattinson for the role of Kyle.
Neil Patrick Harris wore opaque contact lenses so he would actually be sightless when they were filming.
Alex Pettyfer shaved his head completely for his role and underwent 5 hours of prosthetics makeup each work day. Pettyfer remained in character (and makeup) off-set during the shoot as an experimental exercise to see how "outsiders" would react when, for instance , he would purchase miscellaneous items in regular stores in the Montréal neighborhoods.
Lindsay Lohan was offered the role of Kendra, but turned it down. Mary-Kate Olsen was eventually cast for the part.
When Kyle is transformed into "Hunter", his eyebrows are replaced by Arabic style writing saying "embrace" and "suck" the words in which the witch Kendra played by Mary-Kate Olsen curses him with "embrace the suck".
In retellings of the "Beauty and the Beast" fairytale, the main female character (the "beauty" of the title) often (though not always) has a name that actually means "beauty" or some variation thereof. For instance, in both the 1946 Jean Cocteau version and the 1991 animated Disney musical, that character's first name is "Belle," the French word for "beautiful." In this version, the main female character's first name is "Lindy," a variation on the name "Linda," which is also the Spanish word for "pretty."
The film was originally slated for release in 2010, as advertised by earlier promotional materials. However, it was moved up several months to avoid competing with Charlie St. Cloud (2010), a movie starring Zac Efron whom Vanessa Hudgens was dating at the time.
When Kyle is talking to Will while he is playing darts, the veins/scarring on his back spell out 'ugly'.
Zac Efron was talked about to be cast as Kyle.