From Walt Disney Pictures and director Bill Condon, comes the live-action remake of the animated 1991 classic Beauty and The Beast. Composer Alan Menken, who won two Academy Awards working on the original, is also returning. Emma Watson and Dan Stevens will play the title leads respectively while the rest of the cast includes Luke Evans (Gaston), Kevin Kline (Maurice), Josh Gad (Lefou), Ewan McGregor (Lumiere), Stanley Tucci (Maestro Cadenza), Ian McKellen (Cogsworth) and Emma Thompson (Mrs. Potts). The film hits theaters March 17, 2017.
In this live-action re-imagining of the fairy tale, a young woman (Emma Watson) takes her father’s place as prisoner in a beast’s castle, only to fall in love with her beastly captor (Dan Stevens), who turns out to be a prince.
Who hasn’t watched the original animated classic Beauty and The Beast? I’m a 31 year old dude which means I saw this thing in theatres when I was 6. It will always have a special place in my psyche – much like The Lion King has. The classic music is back, which means Alan Menken has returned, the stunning visuals, the fact that Dan Stevens (The Guest) is playing the big bad Beast…. (Who now that I think about it – looks sorta like Krampus…. creepy)…. I actually cannot wait to see this one in theaters. I skipped Cinderella, but I adored The Jungle Book this year and I’m very excited to check this one out. Plus – Gandalf is playing a grumpy talking clock. Sign us all up.