A new trailer for Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is now available. The Mouse House looks to have another big hit on their hands with the latest animated-to-live-action adaptation. The decision to turn the studio’s classic and beloved animated features into fully fleshed-out productions has become a no-brainer in recent years thanks to positive critical reception and healthy box office takes. Beauty and the Beast looks to continue this new tradition.
The new trailer opts for a sweeping display of action scenes and emotional beats from the movie’s inciting incident to its ultimate conclusion rather than focusing on any one aspect or character. There are glimpses of Belle’s transition from a modest young woman to Disney princess, the lively denizens of the Beast’s castle, and the bloodthirsty villagers led by Gaston. Perhaps the biggest challenge for Beauty and the Beast was pulling off an imposing yet charismatic version of the cursed prince. Dan Stevens provides an excellent voice for the character, bolstered by some computerized vocal augmentations, but the Beast’s appearance isn’t all that scary. Still, this trailer promises that the movie will hit all the right notes and provide enough nostalgia that both older and younger generations can enjoy.
Emma Watson stars as Belle, the title beauty, alongside Dan Stevens as the Beast, Luke Evans as Gaston, Josh Gad as Le Fou, Kevin Kline as Maurice,Stanley Tucci as Cadenza, Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Plumette, and Emma Thompson as Mrs. Potts. Directed by Bill Condon (Dreamgirls) Beauty and the Beast opens March 17, 2017.
Check out the new trailer for Beauty and the Beast here:
Here’s the official synopsis for Beauty and the Beast:
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; 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 based on the 1991 animated film, “Beauty and the Beast” 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.