Check out the new trailer for Disney's upcoming live-action adaptation of the studio's animated classic Beauty and the Beast. One of the most beloved tales ever told, the film brings it to life in a stunning, cinematic event directed by Bill Condon. The film boasts an extraordinary ensemble cast that includes Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Kevin Kline, Josh Gad, Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Audra McDonald, Ian McKellen and Emma Thompson.
This morning, around 8:20am PT / 11:20am ET, stars Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Josh Gad, and director Bill Condon, will be answering questions in a Facebook Live on the Beauty and the Beast page. Disney has also unveiled several new photos from Beauty and the Beast. These give us our best look yet at Dan Steven's roaring Beast as this fairy tale classic returns to the big screen next year.
Walt Disney Pictures unveiled the first trailer back in May, which broke the trailer views record set by the studio's blockbuster Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The Beauty and the Beast trailer was watched a whopping 91.8 million times in the first 24 hours, besting the record for most-watched teaser of 88 million views set by the first teaser for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Will this new trailer be able to break the all-time Star Wars: The Force Awakens record for most views of a full trailer, with 112 million views for the final trailer? We'll have to wait and see.
This new incarnation of Beauty and the Beast gives Belle a new backstory. In the original animated classic, her father Maurice was an inventor who was trying to sell his wood-chopping machine when he became imprisoned in the Beast's castle. This project flips the script, with Belle as the inventor of music boxes, which her father builds for her. She also invented a washing machine, so she could spend her time reading instead of doing laundry.
Bill Condon directs Beauty and the Beast from a script written by Evan Spiliotopoulos and Stephen Chbosky. The director stepped in to replace the original filmmaker Guillermo del Toro, who left the project back in the summer of 2014. Take a look at this exciting new trailer. And don't forget to check out the cast later today as they appear on Facebook Live. Beauty and the Beast appears to be one of the big blockbusters to beat in 2017. As you can see in this exciting new footage.