A very good morning to you, readers. Today, I’m writing with some exciting upcoming film developments. What are they, you ask? Well, as you’ll remember, I’ve already gushed, fangirl-ed and loved sharing about the cast line-up for Disney’s (2017) live-action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast. If I could were to drop any sense of comporting myself as a “professional,” this blog post would be a string of incoherent excitement. As it is, I’m managing to remain composed. For the most part. movie news: disney’s beauty and the beast
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Why this excitement? Today, over a year after I posted said casting news, Disney drops its first trailer for Beauty and the Beast, which is (as of now) set to release March 2017. Below you can see the trailer (just in case you haven’t yet). I think it’s absolutely smashing. It gives away nothing, but tells so much, all captured within these all too brief frames, but what is here looks gorgeous. I like that Disney is keeping this as “under wraps” as they can. This makes the anticipation all the greater. Let’s have a look again at the cast, and detailed information.
MOVIE NEWS: DISNEY’S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
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. The film stars: Emma Watson as Belle; Dan Stevens as the Beast; Luke Evans as Gaston, the handsome, but shallow villager who woos Belle; Oscar® winner Kevin Kline as Maurice, Belle’s eccentric, but lovable father; Josh Gad as Lefou, Gaston’s long-suffering aide-de-camp; Golden Globe® nominee Ewan McGregor as Lumiere, the candelabra; Oscar nominee Stanley Tucci as Maestro Cadenza, the harpsichord; Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Plumette, the feather duster; six-time Tony Award® winner Audra McDonald as Madame Garderobe, the wardrobe; Oscar nominee Ian McKellen as Cogsworth, the mantel clock; and two-time Academy Award® winner Emma Thompson as the teapot, Mrs. Potts.
Directed by Oscar® winner Bill Condon from a screenplay by TBD based on the 1991 animated film, the film is produced by Mandeville Films’ David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman with eight-time Oscar-winning composer Alan Menken, who won two Academy Awards® (Best Original Score and Best Song) for the 1991 animated film, providing 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 three-time Oscar winner Tim Rice. “Beauty and the Beast” will be released in U.S. theaters on March 17, 2017. – Disney Movie Trailers (via YouTube)
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