Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is a live-action re-telling 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.
The story follows the fantastic journey of Belle (Emma Watson), a bright, beautiful and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a beast (Dan Stevens) 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 also stars Luke Evans as Gaston, the handsome, but shallow villager who woos Belle. Kevin Kline as Maurice, Belle’s eccentric, but lovable father; Josh Gad as Lefou, Gaston’s long-suffering aide-de-camp; Ewan McGregor as Lumiere, the candelabra; Stanley Tucci as Maestro Cadenza, the harpsichord; Ian McKellen as Cogsworth, the mantel clock; and Emma Thompson as the teapot, Mrs. Potts.Composer Alan Menken provides 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 Tim Rice.
Composer Alan Menken provides 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 Tim Rice.
Beauty and the Beast will be released in U.S. theaters on March 17, 2017.