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Disney Releases First Look at ‘Beauty and the Beast’
The first look at Disney’s live-action retelling of Beauty and the Beast, the tale that’s as old as time, is here and it already has us excited about 2017!
The film stars Emma Watson as the book-reading beauty, Belle, and features an all-star cast, including Josh Gad (Frozen, The Wedding Ringer) as Lefou, Dan Stevens (Downton Abbey) as Beast, Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Belle, Beyond the Lights) as Plumette, Audra McDonald (A Raisin in the Sun, Private Practice) as Madame Garderobe, the wardrobe, and Ewan McGregor (Big Fish) as Lumiere, to name a few. The film’s release has been highly anticipated since casting news came out in 2015 and judging from this first look at the Beast’s dark, gothic castle, including a look inside at some iconic scenery (hint: it’s the ballroom!), fans won’t be let down by this new adaptation of an old classic.
Take a look at the mysterious first teaser (and keep your eyes peeled for your first glimpse of Belle) now!
Read the film’s official description, thanks to Disney, below:
Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” is a live-action re-telling of the studio’s animated classic which refashions the classic characters from the tale as old as time for a contemporary audience, staying true to the original music while updating the score with several new songs. “Beauty and the Beast” is the fantastic journey of Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast’s hideous exterior and realize the kind heart and soul of the true Prince within. The film stars: Emma Watson as Belle; Dan Stevens as the Beast; Luke Evans as Gaston, the handsome, but shallow villager who woos Belle; Oscar® winner Kevin Kline as Maurice, Belle’s eccentric, but lovable father; Josh Gad as Lefou, Gaston’s long-suffering aide-de-camp; Golden Globe® nominee Ewan McGregor as Lumiere, the candelabra; Oscar nominee Stanley Tucci as Maestro Cadenza, the harpsichord; Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Plumette, the feather duster; six-time Tony Award® winner Audra McDonald as Madame Garderobe, the wardrobe; Oscar nominee Ian McKellen as Cogsworth, the mantel clock; and two-time Academy Award® winner Emma Thompson as the teapot, Mrs. Potts.
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast heads to theaters March 17, 2017.