Disney’s unveiled a new trailer and poster for one of 2017’s most anticipated romantic films, Beauty and the Beast. The new trailer debuted during the 2017 Golden Globes and features Emma Watson singing “Belle.” Only 30 seconds long, the latest Beauty and the Beast video also has a tiny bit more of the Beast himself, played by Dan Stevens. The cast also includes Luke Evans (Gaston), Ewan McGregor (Lumière), Josh Gad (LeFou), Emma Thompson (Mrs. Potts), Sir Ian McKellen (Cogsworth), Kevin Kline (Maurice), Audra McDonald (Madame de Garderobe), Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Plumette), Nathan Mack (Chip), and Stanley Tucci (Maestro Cadenza).
Beauty and the Beast was directed by Bill Condon from a script by Stephen Chbosky and Evan Spiliotopoulos. Oscar winner Alan Menken and Tim Rice wrote three new songs for the live-action film, and the score will also feature new recordings of the songs from the original award-winning animated movie by Menken and Howard Ashman. Disney’s targeting a March 17, 2017 theatrical release date.
The Plot: The story and characters audiences know and love come to spectacular life in the live-action adaptation of Disney’s animated classic Beauty and the Beast, a stunning, cinematic event celebrating one of the most beloved tales ever told. 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 of the true Prince within.