Check Out the First Teaser for the New Live-Action Beauty and the Beast

By Maryann Yin 

Disney has unleashed a teaser for the forthcoming live-action Beauty & The Beast adaptation. The video embedded above offers glimpses of Emma Watson in the lead role of Belle.

Other cast members include Dan Stevens as The Beast, Luke Evans as Gaston, Josh Gad as Le Fou, Ian McKellen as Cogsworth, Ewan McGregor as LumièreAudra McDonald as Garderobe, Emma Thompson as Mrs. Potts, Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Plumette, Kevin Kline as Maurice, and Stanley Tucci as Cadenza. Last year, Gad shared a photo on instagram (embedded below) that features himself and four other members of the cast: Watson, Stevens, Evans, and Kline.

Like the 1991 animated movie and the hit Broadway musical, the story for this live-action project will be based on Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont’s beloved fairy tale “La Belle et la Bête.”

The theatrical release date has been scheduled for March 17, 2017.

Can’t wait for you to be our guest.

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