Next week, Disney will bring their iconic animated classic Beauty and the Beast back on Digital HD to celebrate its 25th Anniversary, which will also include a sneak peek at the studio's live-action adaptation. Fans got a look at the first trailer in May, but this new look at the live action movie will go behind-the-scenes. Today we have a brief glimpse at this preview, which reveals footage from the table read, featuring Emma Watson and Dan Stevens, with director Bill Condon revealing why he took on the project in the first place.
This new sneak peek of Disney's upcoming live-action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast is just a small part of the preview that will be included in the bonus features of the upcoming release of Beauty and the Beast 25th Anniversary Edition, following the concept art that surfaced last week. Relive the magic and the music of Disney's beloved animated classic with four versions of the film plus all-new bonus features! Watch the full sneak peek when Beauty and the Beast Walt Disney Signature Collection Edition becomes available on Digital HD September 6th and Blu-ray September 20th.
Disney's Beauty and the Beast is a live-action adaptation 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.
Beauty and the Beast 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, Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Plumette, the feather duster, six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald as Madame Garderobe, the wardrobe Oscar nominee Ian McKellen as Cogsworth, the mantel clock and two-time Academy Award winner Emma Thompson as the teapot, Mrs. Potts. Beauty and the Beast will be released in U.S. theaters on March 17, 2017. It will go up against Baby Driver and an untitled Blumhouse thriller.
Directed by Oscar winner Bill Condon based on the 1991 animated film, the screenplay is by Evan Spiliotopoulos, Bill Condon and Stephen Chbosky and 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. The score 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. Take a look at this new sneak peek for Beauty and the Beast, and stay tuned for the full preview next week.