After EW released a batch of first-look images and details on Disney’s live-action Beauty and the Beast, the Mouse House dropped the first non-teasery poster for the film. Emma Watson stars as Belle, while Dan Stevens plays the performance-capture Beast, and the two are shown dancing a dance that’s as old as time.
The first poster had just the famous rose wilting inside a glass case, while the first teaser trailer zoomed throughout the Beast’s dark mansion without really highlighting any characters. This is changing as the second wave of marketing commences. Watson debut the new poster on Facebook yesterday, showing a recreation of the famous ballroom scene.
Directed by Bill Condon, the film sees Luke Evans as Gaston, Kevin Kline as Belle’s father Maurice, Josh Gad as Lefou, Ewan McGregor as Lumiere, Stanley Tucci as Maestro Cadenza, Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Plumette, Audra McDonald as Madame Garderobe, Ian McKellen as Cogsworth, and Emma Thompson as Mrs. Potts. The teapot sings the “Beauty and the Beast” song, so here’s hoping Thompson’s rendition will be featured in an upcoming trailer.
Beauty and the Beast will open in theaters on March 17, 2017. See the new poster below.
Here’s the official synopsis for 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.