Emma Watson Sings in First ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Clip

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Disney has unveiled the first clip from Beauty and the Beast, giving us a look at Emma Watson’s rendition of the song “Belle.”

The clip provides yet another boost of confidence for the studio’s hugely anticipated live-action take, as Watson confidently works those vocal chords as Belle and the town comes to life in an energy-filled sequence. Enjoy.

Not long now: Beauty and the Beast, also starring Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Ian McKellen, Ewan McGregor, Kevin Kline, Josh Gad and Emma Thompson, opens in the US on March 17 and arrives in Australia on March 23.

Synopsis for Beauty and the Beast:

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; Oscar nominee Ian McKellen as Cogsworth, the mantel clock; and two-time Academy Award® winner Emma Thompson as the teapot, Mrs. Potts.

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