Beauty And The Beast: 5 Things We Know

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  • This live action remake of Disney’s beautiful animated musical from 1991 features Emma Watson as Belle, Dan Stevens as The Beast, Luke Evans as Gaston, Ewan McGregor as Lumiere, Ian McKellen as Cogsworth and Emma Thompson as Mrs Potts.

 

  • Emma Watson sings! In fact, most of the cast do – it is a musical, after all – and we have a clip of Emma singing one of the film’s most famous songs:

 

  • Alan Menken, who wrote the score for the animated movie, returns for this adaptation which includes new recordings of familiar Beauty And The Beast songs as well as new songs written with Tim Rice.

 

  • The first teaser trailer was viewed a record-breaking 91.8 million times in the first 24 hours, beating Star Wars: The Force Awakens record for a teaser trailer (88 million views).

 

  • Emma Watson was offered the lead role in Kenneth Branagh’s live action Cinderella but turned it down (Lily James took on the role instead).

 

Beauty And The Beast opens in the UK and US on March 17.

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