By Kate “One Take Kate” Taylor
|Image via Disney New Zealand|
Oooh! Pretty! Disney have released the new, official film poster for the live action version of
Beauty and the Beast and I can’t wait to see on our cinemas screens come April 2017.
Here’s all the details hot off the press release from Disney:
“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 incomparable Emma Watson will crush the live-action version of Belle, I just know it! Image via|
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; Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Plumette, the feather duster; six-time Tony Award® winner Audra McDonald as Madame Garderobe, the wardrobe; 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 from a screenplay by TBD based on the 1991 animated film, the film 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 NZ cinemas on April 2017.”
So there you have it! Squee, I’m actually getting really excited to see my most beloved Disney
fairy-tale retold in a live-action film; and of course being a big fan of the Harry Potter universe I’m beyond thrilled that Hermione, sorry, Emma Watson has been cast in the role of Belle.
If you haven’t seen the teaser trailer for Beauty and the Beast yet either, here you go…you’re welcome.
Ooooh it’s all just so enchanting! Ok, so while we all get excited for April 2017 to roll around, tell me in the comments or on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter which Beauty and the Beast character you’re most excited to see again on the big screen next year.