WATCH: Official Trailer of Disney’s Live-Action Trailer for Beauty and the Beast is Finally Here!
Disney offered us a morning breather earlier today with the release of the much anticipated official trailer of its live-action rendition of Beauty and the Beast. For the first time since we had our teaser trailer last May and set pics from Entertainment Weekly, we now a closer look at the characters of Belle played by Emma Watson, Beast portrayed by Dan Stevens, Luke Evans as the infamous Gaston, and Ian McKellen as Cogsworth. Featured on Good Morning America, the trailer gives us a glimpse of the breathtaking cinematography of Beauty and the Beast, featuring the well-known characters from Disney’s 1991 hit animated classic. Watch this.
The trailer is simply enchanting, with the chilly and soothing voice of Dan Stevens as the Beast, the lovely portrayal of Emma Watson as the independent and loving Belle, and the cute and playful characters of Cogsworth, Lumiere, Plummete, and Chip, this film will definitely make its mark as one of Disney’s most beloved live-action remakes.
Here are some images from the trailer courtesy of ITM.
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.
Directed by Oscar® winner Bill Condon from a screenplay by TBD based on the 1991 animated film, the film is produced by Mandeville Films’ David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman with eight-time Oscar-winning composer Alan Menken, who won two Academy Awards® (Best Original Score and Best Song) for the 1991 animated film, providing the score, which will include new recordings of the original songs written by Menken and Howard Ashman, as well as several new songs written by Menken and three-time Oscar winner Tim Rice. “Beauty and the Beast” will be released in U.S. theaters on March 17, 2017.