Just in time for the kickoff of my birthday week in 2017, Beauty and the Beast will be released as a live action film on 3-17-17. To say I am excited about this is an understatement.
Beauty and the Beast (1991) was THE movie that really spoke to me. I was a senior in High School, not knowing where my life path was going to take me. When I saw Belle singing about having adventures in the great wide somewhere, I felt like she was speaking to me. I knew that a traditional path was never going to be for me, I always wanted something different.
I love to draw, read and dream of adventures. Belle is my spirit character 😉
The film stars Emma Watson as Belle and Dan Stevens as the Beast.
Luke Evans as Gaston, the handsome, but shallow villager who woos Belle; Oscar® winner Kevin Kline as Maurice, Belle’s eccentric, but lovable father and Josh Gad as Lefou, Gaston’s long-suffering aide-de-camp.
Golden Globe® nominee Ewan McGregor as Lumiere, the candelabra; Oscar nominee Stanley Tucci as Maestro Cadenza, the harpsichord; Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Plumette, the feather duster; six-time Tony Award® winner Audra McDonald as Madame Garderobe, the wardrobe; Oscar nominee Ian McKellen as Cogsworth, the mantel clock; and two-time Academy Award® winner Emma Thompson as the teapot, Mrs. Potts.
This cast is amazing, I get chills every time I read their names….Ewan McGregor as Lumiere….I just can’t handle it.
When I was at the D23 Expo in August 2015, we were treated to a sneak peek of some of the filming and I am not going to lie, but I cried. To see this movie come to life all over again is amazing. I will certainly be covering everything I can about this movie on my blog. Sorry not sorry for the oversharing.
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.
Directed by Oscar® winner Bill Condon from a screenplay based on the 1991 animated film, the film is produced by Mandeville Films’ David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman with eight-time Oscar-winning composer Alan Menken, who won two Academy Awards® (Best Original Score and Best Song) for the 1991 animated film, providing the score, which will include new recordings of the original songs written by Menken and Howard Ashman, as well as several new songs written by Menken and three-time Oscar winner Tim Rice.