The gorgeous new poster for Disney’s live-action romantic epic Beauty and the Beast was revealed by ‘Beauty’ herself, Emma Watson, on Facebook. The new poster features Beauty dancing with the Beast, played by Dan Stevens (soon to be seen in FX’s Legion). Watson stars as Belle / Beauty and Stevens is Prince Adam / Beast, with Luke Evans, Kevin Kline, Josh Gad, Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Audra McDonald, Ian McKellen, and Emma Thompson co-starring. Bill Condon directs from a script by Evan Spiliotopoulos and Stephen Chbosky.
According to Disney, the 2017 feature film will include classic songs from the blockbuster animated film as well as new songs by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman. Beauty and the Beast is set to open in theaters on March 17, 2017.
The Plot: Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is a live-action adaptation 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.