Disney has not shied away from adapting their animated classics into live-action films. They’ve been doing well, for the most part. And they will continue that tradition with Beauty and the Beast. With the film just over a month away from release, the studio has released the final trailer that celebrates the title with nods to the original and mixes it with the new.
In it, we see the enchanting chemistry between Emma Watson and Dan Stevens, who play Belle and the Prince/Beast, respectively. Plus a few of the cursed antiques who will sing and dance their way into our hearts. Check out the final trailer below.
Disney debuted the trailer exclusively on Facebook. We’ve also got the YouTube embed just in case the Facebook video doesn’t work for you.
The new trailer comes off the heels of the release of the motion posters that hit the web last week. As we have seen with Disney’s live-action adaptations, the film will pay homage to its animated predecessor while having its own unique style. Sure the narrative beats may be similar, but the film will most likely feel more contemporary. The film will also have three new original songs from Alan Menken and Tim Rice. Celine Deon will sing “How Does A Moment Last Forever,” while Ariana Grande and John Legend will sing the iconic title song. Josh Groban will belt out “Evermore.”
Beauty and the Beast also stars Luke Evans, Kevin Kline, Josh Gad, Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Audra McDonald, Ian McKellen, and Emma Thompson.
Here’s the official plot synopsis:
The story and characters audiences know and love come to spectacular life in the live-action adaptation of Disney’s animated classic “Beauty and the Beast,” a stunning, cinematic event celebrating one of the most beloved tales ever told. “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 of the true Prince within. The film stars: Emma Watson as Belle; Dan Stevens as the Beast; Luke Evans as Gaston, the handsome, but shallow villager who woos Belle; Kevin Kline as Maurice, Belle’s father; Josh Gad as LeFou, Gaston’s long-suffering aide-de-camp; Ewan McGregor as Lumière, the candelabra; Stanley Tucci as Maestro Cadenza, the harpsichord; Audra McDonald as Madame de Garderobe, the wardrobe; Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Plumette, the feather duster; Hattie Morahan as the enchantress; and Nathan Mack as Chip, the teacup; with Ian McKellen as Cogsworth, the mantel clock; and Emma Thompson as the teapot, Mrs. Potts.
Beauty and the Beast opens in theaters on March 17, 2017.