See Emma Watson as Belle in the Live Action Beauty and the Beast Trailer
A tale as old as time—AKA perfect for a reboot.
The first trailer for Disney’s live action Beauty and the Beast remake is finally here, and it’s every bit as mysterious as its setting. There’s not a whole lot to be gleaned from this teaser, but you will get a look at Emma Watson as Belle, apparently starring alongside … a giant empty house, at this point. (Yes, yes, we all know the furniture comes to life, but this trailer is sparse.)
In the actual movie, she’ll star alongside a huge list of big names including Downton Abbey‘s Dan Stevens as Beast, Ian McKellen as Cogsworth, Ewan McGregor as Lumiere, Emma Thompson as Mrs. Potts, and more. They’ll all be hidden behind CGI for the most part, of course, which makes it feel really strange to call this a “live action” remake. In theaters March 17, 2017, it’ll also feature familiar songs a long with some brand new ones:
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.
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