Beauty And The Beast Teaser Poster Released

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Walt Disney Pictures has released a new teaser poster for the upcoming live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast. The poster features the enchanted rose that is key to the Beast’s curse.

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 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; 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 BillCondon based on the 1991 animated film, “Beauty and the Beast” is produced byMandeville Films’ DavidHoberman and Todd Lieberman, with eight-time Oscar-winning composer AlanMenken, 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 byMenken and HowardAshman, as well as several new songs written byMenken and three-time Oscar winner Tim Rice.

Beauty and the Beast will be released in U.S. theaters on March 17, 2017.