We’ve already has a teaser trailer for Disney’s live-action Beauty and the Beast [watch it here], although it kept the two title characters tightly under wraps. We’ve since had a behind-the-scenes look at Dan Stevens as The Prince [see here], and now thanks to Stitch Kingdom, we now have two first-look images featuring Emma Watson’s Belle alongside Stevens’ Beast; take a look below…
UPDATE: The images have been removed at Disney’s request. Apologies. You can still find them on Twitter here.
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. “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 is directed by Bill Condon (Dreamgirls) and sees Emma Watson as Belle alongside Dan Stevens as Beast, while the cast also includes Ewan McGregor as Lumiere, Emma Thompson as Mrs. Potts, Luke Evans as Gaston, Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Plumette, Stanley Tucci as Cadenza, Ian McKellen as Cogsworth, Kevin Kline as Maurice, Josh Gad as Le Fou. The film is set for release on March 17th, 2017.