New ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Released Shows More of Cast
Beauty and the Beast will be the fifth live-action remake of a Disney classic, this one being a remake of the 1991 animated movie of the same name. The story is about an intelligent young woman named Belle, who dreams of escaping her dreary town and duties – then her father is kidnapped by a Beast in a castle. In exchange for his freedom, Belle agrees to remain prisoner in the castle – to discover it is enchanted by a strong curse.
In anticipation for the movies release, a new and stunning triptych poster has been released showcasing more of the cast. You can see the large version of that here.
The centre piece of the poster is Belle (Emma Watson – Harry Potter Franchise, Ballet Shoes, The Bling Ring) and the Beast (Dan Stevens – Downton Abbey, The Guest, The Ticket) together, in the iconic yellow ballgrown and blue-suit combination for their dance to Tale as Old as Time. However, instead of a grand ballroom, they seem to be in a crumbling tower with a hole in the roof. To the left of the poster, it’s a dreary winter background, featuring Belle in the woods with wolves closing in on her, the castle in the distance. To the far left features Belle’s eccentric father Maurice (Kevin Kline – Cry Freedom, Wild Wild West, Bob’s Burgers), the misogynistic villain Gaston (Luke Evans – Dracula: Untold, The Raven, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug) and his sidekick LeFou (Josh Gad – Frozen, Love & Other Drugs, New Girl).
At the bottom, from left to right, are the characters in their enchanted forms as the furniture – Plumette the feather duster, Lumière the candelabra, Garderobe the wardrobe, Cogsworth the clock, Chip the teacup, an unnamed coat rack and Mrs. Potts, the teapot.
The third part of the poster, to the right, shows a scene from a ball – which appears to be the castle before the curse was placed upon them. The scene shines, gold and glamorous, as the characters dance together in their human forms. In the centre of the grand hall are Lumière (Ewan McGregor – Star Wars Franchise, Trainspotting, Moulin Rouge) and Plumette (Gugu Mbatha-Raw – Free State of Jones, Jupiter Ascending, Beyond the Lights). On the left we see Ian McKellen‘s (The X-Men Franchise, The Lord of the Rings Franchise, Vicious) Cogsworth, and to the right are Cadenza (Stanley Tucci – The Devil Wears Prada, The Hunger Games Franchise, The Terminal), playing a grand-piano, Garderobe (Audra McDonald – Wit, Private Practise, Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill) and Mrs. Potts.
The entire poster comes together to create a vibrant and vivid landscape, showing the struggles of the castles curse, the struggle of a young woman who wants more than her provincial life, and the hope from two impossible people meeting.
The noteable exception from the poster seems to be the human form of the Beast, Prince Adam. However, this could be a reflection on the original advertising of the 1991 film and of the reveal at the end – they don’t want to show what Prince Adam looks like in his human form, until he has broken the curse and redeemed himself to the audience.
Beauty and the Beast will be in cinema’s on March 17th, 2017.