Walt Disney Pictures has unveiled the official poster for Bill Condon’s Beauty and the Beast live-action film.
Beauty and the Beast stars Emma Watson as Belle, Dan Stevens as Beast, Ian McKellen as Cogsworth, Luke Evans as Gaston, Josh Gad as LeFou, Kevin Kline as Maurice (Belle’s father), Emma Thompson as Mrs. Potts, Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Plumette, the feather duster, Ewan McGregor as Lumiere, and Stanley Tucci as a grand piano named Cadenza.
This new incarnation of Beauty and the Beast will give Belle a new backstory. In the original animated classic, her father Maurice was an inventor who was trying to sell his wood-chopping machine when he became imprisoned in the Beast’s castle. This project flips the script, with Belle as the inventor of music boxes, which her father builds for her. She also invented a washing machine, so she could spend her time reading instead of doing laundry.
While we’ve gotten one teaser trailer, it seems as though Disney is gearing up to reveal a full trailer sometime in the very near future. Walt Disney Pictures will release the movie on March 17, 2017.