Harry Potter alum Emma Watson next takes on the equally iconic role of Belle in Disney's live-action retelling of Beauty and the Beast this spring. To celebrate the movie's impending release, the actress shared the first teaser poster on Facebook. The one-sheet features a very iconic image, teasing that this latest Fairy Tale will remain quite true to the animated movie that came before it in 1991. Here's what Emma Watson had to say to her fans.
"Very excited to reveal the first teaser poster for Beauty and the Beast, exclusively for my Facebook fans! Hope you like! Love, Emma x #BeOurGuest."
A teaser trailer arrived earlier in the year for this hugely anticipated fantasy adventure. Perhaps the arrival of this poster is heralding the arrival of a full trailer with the first footage soon. Beauty and the Beast is based on the animated classic which refashions the characters and musical numbers from the tale as old as time for a contemporary audience. The film, which also stars Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Kevin Kline, Josh Gad, Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Audra McDonald with Ian McKellen and Emma Thompson, opens in U.S. theaters on March 17, 2017.
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 and Dan Stevens as the Beast.
Luke Evans stars 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.
Disney's Beauty and the Beast is one of the most anticipated movies of 2017. The film will probably be a box office bonanza for Disney, as it only opens against Edgar Wright's action thriller Baby Driver. We're not sure when we'll get our first official look at Emma Watson as Belle and Dan Stevens as The Beast. Until then, take a look at the beautiful first teaser poster, which will surely be coveted by Disney fans of all ages.