Beauty And The Beast Official Trailer Is Out. Is It Magical Or A Live-Action Nightmare?
Would this make or break the famous classic fairy tale’s reputation?
Disney has just released the first look at its live action “Beauty and the Beast” on Monday morning on Good Morning America for the live-action remake of the beloved animated film almost 10 months ahead of the film’s release, starring Emma Watson in the lead as Disney princess Belle. Bill Condon, best known for The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, is directing the remake from a script by Stephen Chbosky, who directed Watson in The Perks of Being a Wallflower.
The former Harry Porter ‘actress’ first announced her casting in January 2015, where she wrote on her Facebook page that the animated film was such a big part of her growing up. “My six-year-old self is on the ceiling, heart bursting,” she said. “Time to start some singing lessons. I can’t wait for you to see it.” She is joined in the film by Dan Stevens as the Beast, Luke Evans as Gaston, Ian McKellen as Cogsworth, Ewan McGregor as Lumiere and Emma Thompson as Mrs Potts.
Josh Gad, Stanley Tucci, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Kevin Kline and Audra McDonald also star. The minute and a half teaser shows the first look at Emma Watson’s arrival at the Beast’s castle. “Look a girl,” says Lumière, who is voiced by Ewan McGregor. “What if she is the one?” Emma appears at the final moments of the trailer as she reaches out to the Beast’s forbidden red rose.
There is also piano version music playing of the movie’s iconic theme which identifies really well with the film’s overs. Beauty and the Beast is undoubtedly one of Disney’s most treasured films. In 1991, it became the first full length animated film to be nominated at the Academy Awards for the Best Picture and grossed more than $420 million worldwide.
Disney embarked on a live action retelling of its animated classics and this is just one in the pipeline. “The Jungle Book” which is the latest in the series has grossed more than $850 million globally since it first opened in April. Beauty and the Beast opens on March 17, 2017.