A First Look at the live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast

Entertainment Weekly published these exclusive photographs of the forthcoming live-action adaptation of Disney’s 1991 animated classic Beauty and the Beast this week.

The film stars an ensemble cast that includes Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Kevin Kline and Josh Gad.  With the voices of Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Audra McDonald, Ian McKellen, and Emma Thompson.

Emma Watson as Belle

Beauty and the Beast is directed by Bill Condon best known for directing and writing the critically acclaimed films Gods and Monsters, Chicago, Kinsey, Dreamgirls and the two final instalments of the Twilight series, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn  Parts 1 & 2.

The Beast (Dan Stevens) and Belle (Emma Watson) in the castle library

Principal photography began on Beauty and the Beast at Shepperton Studios in Surrey, England on 18 May 2015, and ended on 21 August 215. The film is scheduled to be release on 17 March 2017.

Emma Watson stars as Belle and Kevin Kline is Maurice, Belle’s father.

Disney Illuminations the new  night time spectacular scheduled to start on 26th March 2017 as part of the 25th Anniversary celebrations of Disneyland Paris will feature images and scenes from the live-action version of Beauty and the Beast together with scenes from Star Wars and Pirates of the Caribbean all conducted by Mickey Mouse onto the iconic Sleeping Beauty Castle in the Disneyland Park.



Josh Gad as Le Fou and Luke Evans as Gaston