Beauty And The Beast has always had a special place in our hearts – who didn’t dream of swanning around in Belle’s yellow ballgown, only to fall in love with a handsome beast-turned-Prince? Ever since we first heard that the Disney classic was getting a live-action reboot way back in April 2014, we’ve been eagerly devouring any scrap of information we can get about the movie remake. So, what do we know so far?
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The film will apparently draw inspiration from the original movie, including songs from the 1991 film and the Broadway musical. There will be animation as well as live action performances. We know the cast, we've had some short trailers, a few images and some behind-the-scenes footage. What more do you need to get mega excited for the release (on the 17th March, fyi)?
Except perhaps the final full trailer for the film, just released, complete with Ariana Grande and John Legend's title song…
For more details from Disney see below…
Beauty And The Beast Images
The film has been the most closely guarded Disney remake in recent years, but images and information have been slowly filtering through. Disney has now released a series of character posters, and guess what? They move!
2. The Beast
5. Le Fou
6. Mrs Potts
Images first leaked on the forum Stitch Kingdom…
Co-producer Jack Morrissey also released these teaser images on his Facebook page.
‘"I use antlers in all of my dec-o-rating…" Here's a moment of b-roll from a take on the "Gaston" musical number, with (l. to. r.) Alexis Loizon – Officiel as Stanley, Josh Gad as LeFou, and Luke Evans as Gaston’
‘One year to the day after the completion of principal photography on Bill Condon's Beauty and the Beast, here is your very first look at Dan Stevens as the Prince/Beast’
‘These two, just standing there staring… Here's a fine piece of concept art of Ewan McGregor as Lumière and Ian McKellen as Cogsworth. These designs are close but may not be final… ;D’
We've also been treated to a look at Belle's first costume (no, not that iconic yellow dress yet), with Disney releasing this sketch of Emma Watson's blue dress. Thoughts?
Emma Watson has also shared an exclusive poster image via her Facebook page…
Beauty And The Beast Trailer
And then there's the official Beauty And The Beast trailer. Magical castles, THAT soundtrack, and the first live glimpse of Dan Stevens as the Beast. It's pretty much everything we could have hoped for, and more. Enjoy…
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There's also this clip of Emma Watson and the cast reading the script that's doing the rounds…
The Beauty And The Beast Cast
Emma Watson will play Belle (probably the most exciting Disney princess since Moana), Luke Evans will play Gaston, and Dan Stevens will be the Beast. As well as Ewan McGregor as Lumiere and Stanley Tucci as Cadenza, the cast includes…
Emma Watson as Belle
Dan Stevens as the Beast
Luke Evans as Gaston
Emma Thompson as Mrs. Potts
Josh Gad as Le Fou
Kevin Kline as Maurice
Sir Ian McKellen as Cogsworth
Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Plumette
Beauty And The Beast Release Date
The cast wrapped filming in August 2016 and Beauty And The Beast is set to be released on March 17th, 2017.
Who are you most excited to see in Beauty And The Beast? Let us know below!