Walt Disney Pictures has released a first look trailer for their much anticipated live-action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast.
Opening with a beautiful piano soundtrack and panning shots of the Beast’s castle, Beauty and the Beast looks like it’ll (hopefully) be just as enchanting as its cartoon processor. Starring big names like Emma Watson as Belle, Ian McKellen as Cogsworth and Emma Thompson as Mrs. Potts, it looks like all the stops have been pulled to make this a grand production.
The trailer itself is quite a tease, only giving us a little look at Belle’s face as she reaches for the famous rose, but it’s enough to have us eager to see what the film will offer. With Dan Stevens (of Downtown Abbey fame) starring as the Beast, it’ll be quite interesting to see this all-star cast take on the fairy tale.
Beauty and the Beast, also starring Luke Evans, Ewan McGregor and Kevin Kline, will hit Australian cinemas on March 16, 2017 and U.S cinemas on March 17, 2017.
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; 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.