Walt Disney Pictures has dropped the highly anticipated next official trailer for Beauty and the Beast, the upcoming live-action adaptation starring Emma Watson as Belle and Dan Stevens as the Beast.
One thing’s for sure: this is sumptuous-looking stuff. Disney’s live-action take looks to be tapping into the spirit of what made the animated feature so cherished, and it’s nice to see that music is a key component here. There’s a nice cast, the production value is to die for and the emotion is on full display. Here’s hoping this is as good as it looks.
The film is directed by Bill Condon, known for the musical Dreamgirls, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Parts 1 & 2, and the Ian McKellen-starring Mr. Holmes. Stephen Chbosky (The Perks of Being a Wallflower) and Evan Spiliotopoulos (2014’s Hercules) have penned the screenplay.
Beauty and the Beast, with a cast that includes Luke Evans as Gaston, Kevin Kline as Bell’s father, Josh Gad as LeFou, Ewan McGregor as the candelabra Lumière, Stanley Tucci as the harpsichord Maestro Cadenza, Ian McKellen as the mantel clock Cogsworth, and Emma Thompson as the teapot Mrs. Potts, will open in the US on March 17 and arrives in Australia on March 23.
Watch the new trailer below and scroll down to check out two new posters.
Synopsis for Beauty and the Beast:
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 realise 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.