I am a huge Beauty and the Beast fan, in every iteration — books, music, movies, Broadway. So I’m over the moon about Disney’s live-action movie set to open on March 17, 2017. Even more exciting, Beauty and the Beast stars some of my favorite actors in Hollywood — Emma Watson (Harry Potter‘s Hermione) as Belle, Dan Stevens (Matthew Crawley from Downton Abbey) as the Beast, Ewan McGregor, Ian McKellan, Stanley Tucci, Kevin Kline, Emma Thompson, Audra McDonald, and so many more.
Thanks to Slashfilm.com and Twitter user maconodom, we’ve got some great new photos from Beauty and the Beast! These images can reportedly be found on the bonus features included on the Beauty and the Beast: 25th Anniversary Edition Blu-Ray/DVD release, which hits stores on September 20th, 2016 (pre-order now!).
Directed by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Bill Condon (Dreamgirls, Gods and Monsters) the film stars Emma Watson as the new Belle and Dan Stevens as the new Beast. Here we have a first look at concept art for some of the other iconic supporting characters from the new film: Lumiere played by Ewan McGregor and Cogsworth played by Ian McKellen. Pictures from the animated film are provided for comparison.
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Here we have a still shot from behind the scenes B-roll footage shows off Luke Evans as Gaston filming a musical scene in the tavern.
That just might be Josh Gad, who plays LeFou, in the back.
Lastly, another still from the behind the scenes b-roll footage of Dan Stevens as the Beast:
So exciting! More news as soon as it’s available!