In just a few more weeks, Bill Condon’s live-action remake of a beloved Disney classic will be making its way to the big screen when Beauty and the Beast finally hits theaters. Emma Watson and Dan Stevens star as the titular pair of unlikely romantic partners, and while the film will most likely hew closely to the source material, the incredibly detailed and intricate production design should offer longtime fans plenty of reason to revisit this tale.
You can check out the final trailer for Beauty and the Beast right here.
The original animated film holds a special significance for me – it’s the first Disney film I recall seeing in a theater, and is also one of my wife’s all-time favorite movies. Based on what we’ve seen so far, Condon and his team have done a remarkable job of updating the visual style for today’s audiences, and every role seems to be perfectly cast.
Also starring Luke Evans, Josh Gad, Kevin Kline, Ewan McGregor and Ian McKellen, Beauty and the Beast opens in theaters everywhere on March 17.
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.
The film stars: Emma Watson as Belle; Dan Stevens as the Beast; Luke Evans as Gaston, the handsome, but shallow villager who woos Belle; Kevin Kline as Maurice, Belle’s father; Josh Gad as LeFou, Gaston’s long-suffering aide-de-camp; Ewan McGregor as Lumière, the candelabra; Stanley Tucci as Maestro Cadenza, the harpsichord; Audra McDonald as Madame de Garderobe, the wardrobe; Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Plumette, the feather duster; Hattie Morahan as the enchantress; and Nathan Mack as Chip, the teacup; with Ian McKellen as Cogsworth, the mantel clock; and Emma Thompson as the teapot, Mrs. Potts.