Emma Watson Sings the “Belle” Reprise in New Trailer for “Beauty and the Beast”
Alongside a new stunning poster for the films release, Disney’s live action remake of Beauty and the Beast has released a short but sweet 30 second trailer featuring Emma Watson (Harry Potter Franchise, Ballet Shoes, The Perks of Being a Wallflower) as Belle singing “Belle, Reprise” from the iconic soundtrack.
The trailer also features some new footage, including Belle in her initial blue and white village dress, and Ewan McGregor’s (Star Wars Franchise, Moulin Rouge, Trainspotting) Lumière bursting from a cake in the dining room in what will definitely be the live-action version of “Be Our Guest!”
Alongside this exciting new trailer, a stunning poster showcasing all of the cast has also been released.
Beauty and the Beast will be the fifth in Disney’s live-action remakes, following on from Alice in Wonderland, Maleficent, Cinderella and The Jungle Book. With Harry Potter star Emma Watson taking the leading role as Belle, the book-smart brunette woman who trades her freedom for her father’s in the dungeon of a wicked Beast. The Beast himself will be played by Dan Stevens (Downton Abbey, The Guest, Night at the Museum 3), and he’ll also star alongside Luke Evans (Dracula: Untold, The Girl on the Train, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies) who will be playing the possessive anti-Prince Charming, Gaston.
All of the characters from the original 1991 animated Disney classic will also make an appearence – including Cogsworth played by Sir Ian McKellen (X-Men Franchise, The Lord of the Rings Franchise, Vicious), Mrs. Potts and Chip who will be voiced by Emma Thompson (Sense and Sensibility, Love Actually, Howards End) and newcomer Nathan Mack (Babylon) respectively, and Kevin Kline (A Fish Called Wanda, The Road to El Dorado, Wild Wild West) as Maurice, Belle’s eccentric father. Josh Gad (Frozen, Love & Other Drugs, The Wedding Ringer) will be appearing as Gaston’s lacky, Le Fou, and Stanley Tucci (The Devil Wears Prada, The Hunger Games Franchise, The Terminal) will be playing a new character, a grand piano named Cadenza – who is described as a neurotic composer.
Beauty and the Beast first debuted it’s animated feature in 1991, with $145, 863, 363 in revnues in North America and $351, 863, 363 worldwide. Also ranked as the third most-sucessedful film of 1991 in North America (surpassed only by Terminator 2: Judgement Day and Robin Hood: Prince of Theives), it was also the most successful most successful animated Disney film release, and the first animated film to reach $100 million in North America. It features the story of a town misfit, Belle, who becomes prisoner in an enchanted castle, where it’s occupants have been made into furniture and it’s Prince turned into a hideous Beast, as recompense for his cruel ways.
Beauty and the Beast will be released on March 17th 2017.