Monday, 23 May 2016

Video: Emma Watson stars in Disney's Beauty and the Beast remake - Teaser trailer

Emma Watson stars in Disney's Beauty and the Beast remake

Emma Watson is lured by a red rose as she arrives to her host's castle in Disney's first teaser for Beauty and the Beast remake

The video preview taking viewers through the Beast's deserted castle also features a brief glimpse of Emma Watson's Belle.

On Monday morning Disney offered fans their first extended look at the studio's upcoming live-action Beauty and the Beast film.
A minute-and-a-half-long teaser trailer takes viewers through what appears to be an empty castle. A shot of the Beast scratching a painting offers the first hint that there's something living inside.
A woman is then shown arriving at the castle as voices whisper she might be "the one." After Emma Watson's familiar voice calls out "Hello?," viewers get a brief glimpse of the actress in her role as Belle peering at a rose.
The teaser features several call-backs to Disney's hit animated film, including its memorable score, and urges fans to "Be Our Guest" when the live-action movie hits theaters on March 17, 2017.

In addition to Watson, the Bill Condon-directed film stars Dan Stevens as the Beast; Kevin Kline as Belle's father Maurice; Luke Evans as Gaston; Josh Gad as Le Fou, Gaston's aide; Ewan McGregor as Lumiere, the candelabra; Stanley Tucci as Maestro Cadenza, the harpsichord; Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Plumette, the feather duster; Audra McDonald as Madame Garderobe, the wardrobe; Ian McKellen as Cogsworth, the mantel clock; and Emma Thompson as the teapot, Mrs. Potts.

The live-action movie will feature a score from Alan Menken, who won two Oscars for his work on the 1991 animated film, with new recordings of the original songs by Menken and Howard Ashman as well as several new songs by Menken and three-time Oscar winner Tim Rice.

04/13/2015 AT 08:20 PM EDT
The live-action Beauty and the Beast will feature Gugu Mbatha-Raw in the role of Plumette, the feather duster in the Beast's castle. 

The casting news, reported Monday by Variety, means Mbatha-Raw, 31, will join Ian McKellen, who was announced on Friday as playing Cogsworth, the talking clock. In March, Emma Thompson was cast as Mrs. Potts, the teapot. 

Emma Watson and Dan Stevens will play the feature's title characters, while Kevin Kline has been cast as Belle's father, Luke Evans as Gaston and Josh Gad as Gaston's sidekick Lefou. 
Mbatha-Raw has previously appeared in Beyond the Lights and Jupiter Ascending. In the original animated Beauty and the Beast, a female feather duster named Babette is the love interest of LumiĆ©re, the French candlestick, a role not yet cast for this new version of the film. 

Schedule for release on March 17, 2017, this new Beauty and the Beast is just one of the many Disney classic being adapted. On April 8, a live-actionPinocchio was announced

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