Who’s excited to see Disney’s newest live-action princess movie, Beauty and the Beast? It’s not out until March 17, 2017, but there are plenty of teasers out there to get us excited to see it! Here are 5 things you need to know about Beauty and the Beast.
Following the success of Maleficent, Cinderella, and The Jungle Book, the announcement of Walt Disney Studios bringing Beauty and the Beast to life was met with great excitement. I remember watching the original animated feature in the theaters as a teenager and fell in love with all the music. We memorized all the songs but the time it came out on VHS. And when it came out as a Broadway musical, was thrilled to see the story played out on stage.
Needless to say, I am very excited to see the movie and have already bought tickets for the March 17 showing.
I have pulled together as much fun info as I could find for you to satisfy your curiosity about the upcoming movie and help get you even more excited to see it.
5 Things You Need to Know about Beauty and the Beast
All-Star Cast that we can’t wait to see
It’s a true all-star cast in Beauty & the Beast! We can’t wait to see them all on the big screen in these roles!
Emma Watson as Belle and Dan Stephens as The Beast/The Prince.
Lucky Evans as Gaston, Josh Gad as Lefou, and Kevin Kline as Maurice.
Ian McKellen as Cogsworth, Emma Thompson as Mrs. Potts, and Ian McGregor as Lumiere.
Fun Fact: Emma Watson & Emma Thompson both worked together previously in the Harry Potter franchise – Watson as Hermione Granger and Thompson as Professor Trelawney.
Audra McDonald as Garderobe, Stanley Tucci as Cadenza, and Gugu Mbatha Raw as Plumette.
The Beast is played by Dan Stephens of Downton Abbey fame
If you are a Downton Abbey fan, look for Dan Stephens (Matthew Crawley) as the Beast. Matthew Crawley – I mean Dan Stephens – starred in one of the most romantic scenes on television EVER:
I am so excited to see him in this role!
Celine Dion sings an original song in Beauty and the Beast
Five-time GRAMMY® winning and best-selling recording artist Celine Dion will perform an all-new original song, “How Does A Moment Last Forever,” for the movie. If you recall, Dion originally performed the duet “Beauty and the Beast” with Peabo Bryson for the animated film. So it it really cool that she is back to sing another song.
Ariana Grande and John Legend perform the main title together
The newest trailer just released this week gave us a sneak peek of the newest couple to sing “Beauty and the Beast” – Ariana Grande & John Legend. I think they sound pretty good y’all. I can’t wait to hear the full version.
Beauty and the Beast Soundtrack is available for pre-order now
To hear both Celine Dion, Ariana Grande, & John Legend and 2 other original new songs written by eight-time Oscar®-winning composer Alan Menken (“The Little Mermaid,” “Aladdin”) and veteran lyricist and three-time Oscar winner Tim Rice (“The Lion King,” “Evita”), make sure to pre-order the Beauty and the Beast soundtrack. It comes out on March 10, 2017 – a full week before the movie is released.