This article is about the upcoming live-action film. For the 1991 animated film, see Beauty and the Beast (1991 film).
“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.
- Emma Watson as Belle
- Dan Stevens as the Beast
- Luke Evans as Gaston
- Kevin Kline as Maurice
- Josh Gad as LeFou
- Adrian Schiller as Monsieur D'Arque
- Hattie Morahan as the Enchantress
- Zoe Rainey as Belle's Mother
- Ewan McGregor as Lumière
- Ian McKellen as Cogsworth
- Emma Thompson as Mrs. Potts
- Stanley Tucci as Cadenza
- Audra McDonald as Garderobe
- Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Plumette
- Nathan Mack as Chip
- This is the first live-action adaptation of a Walt Disney Animation Studios movie that is from the Disney Renaissance.
- Cadenza is a new character created for this remake.
- This will be Kevin Kline's first role for a Disney film since he played Phoebus in The Hunchback of Notre Dame and The Hunchback of Notre Dame II.
- Filming was completed by August 27, 2015.
- Bill Condon had actors sing The Lion King's "Hakuna Matata" at the auditions to measure their singing voices. This was how he chose the final cast for this film.
- This is the seventh of many live-action re-imaginings of Disney animated films released in the 20th and 21st centuries, following Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book, 101 Dalmatians, The Jungle Book: Mowgli's Story, Maleficent, Cinderella and The Jungle Book. Many others are in development.
- The teaser includes the opening music from the animated film and a piano sample of the song.
- Three new songs were written and composed for the film, in addition to the original songs featured in the animated version.
- This will be the fourth time that Emma Thompson will do a role for a Disney film after playing Captain Amelia in Treasure Planet, Queen Elinor in Brave and P. L. Travers in Saving Mr. Banks.
- ↑ "Disney’s Live-Action Beauty and the Beast Set for March 17, 2017". Variety (October 26, 2016).
- ↑ http://insidemovies.ew.com/2014/06/04/bill-condon-live-action-beauty-and-the-beast/ Disney taps Bill Condon to direct a live-action 'Beauty and the Beast'
- ↑ http://variety.com/2014/film/news/bill-condon-beauty-and-the-beast-disney-1201151834/ Bill Condon to Direct Live-Action 'Beauty and the Beast' Film for Disney (EXCLUSIVE)
- ↑ http://insidemovies.ew.com/2014/09/29/perks-of-being-a-wallflower-stephen-chbosky-beauty-and-the-beast/ 'Perks of Being a Wallflower' author will adapt 'Beauty and the Beast'
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 http://insidemovies.ew.com/2015/01/26/emma-watson-will-be-disneys-new-belle-in-live-action-beauty-and-the-beast/ Emma Watson will be Disney's new Belle in live-action musical 'Beauty and the Beast'
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 http://time.com/3682451/emma-watson-disney-beauty-and-the-beast/ Emma Watson to Star in Disney’s Live Action Beauty and the Beast
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 7.2 http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/disneys-beauty-beast-casts-dan-779323
- ↑ http://www.comingsoon.net/movies/news/420081-emma-thompson-and-kevin-kline-join-unownn-Chipbeauty-and-the-beast-release-date-set
- ↑ http://www.broadwayworld.com/article/BREAKING-Disney-Reveals-Release-Date-for-Live-Action-BEAUTY-AND-THE-BEAST-20150316
- ↑ http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/josh-gad-joining-disneys-live-781061
- ↑ http://www.sainou.com/zoe-rainey-films-beauty-beast/
- ↑ http://variety.com/2015/film/news/beauty-and-the-beast-ewan-mcgreggor-lumiere-1201446610/
- ↑ http://variety.com/2015/film/news/beauty-beast-ian-mckellen-cogsworth-1201464763/
- ↑ http://www.ew.com/article/2015/03/16/emma-thompson-will-play-mrs-potts-disneys-beauty-and-beast
- ↑ http://www.ew.com/article/2015/04/21/casting-net-stanley-tucci-rounds-out-cast-disneys-live-action-beauty-and-beast
- ↑ http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/gallery/beauty-beast-cast-disneys-live-784936/7-audra-mcdonald
- ↑ http://www.ew.com/article/2015/04/13/gugu-mbatha-raw-added-live-action-%E2%80%98beauty-and-beast%E2%80%99-cast
- ↑ 18.0 18.1 "Alan Menken reveals 2 new songs in Disney’s live-action ‘Beauty and the Beast’". Hypable (June 4, 2015).