Watch Beauty and the Beast’s First Official Trailer! A Tale as Old as Time Itself
While those of us old enough to remember the original cartoon installment of this awsome classic the reproduction is finally in live action and from the looks of the trailer things couldn’t look more magical
The official trailer shown below is Disney’s live-action fairy tale Beauty and the Beast — and it’s just as mesmerizing as expected.
The trailer reveals , Belle (Emma Watson) stumbling into the Beast’s dilapidated mansion while looking for her father. When she finds him inside, he offers a haunting warning.
“Belle, you must leave here,” he exclaims. “This castle is alive!”
Once the Beast (Dan Stevens) finds Belle, he offers her the chance to take her father’s place. And when she accepts, it doesn’t take long for Belle to realize that her father was right — this is no ordinary castle.
The trailer also gives a glimpse at a few of the film’s most beloved characters — or rather, most beloved household items. Mrs. Potts (Emma Thompson), Lumiere (Ewan McGregor), Cogsworth (Ian McKellen) and Chip all make an appearance.
“Look at her, what if she’s the one,” says Lumiere. “The one to break the spell.”
And of course, it wouldn’t be complete without the iconic ballroom scene with Belle in the stunning yellow gown.
“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 Bill Condon based on the 1991 animated film, “Beauty and the Beast” 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 U.S. theaters on March 17, 2017.